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Jimmy Savile’s shadow’ who raped underage girl with TV star is jailed for 25 years for historic sex offences against 11 teenagers

  • Ray Teret jailed for 25 years after being convicted of string of sex offences
  • 73-year-old found guilty of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults by jury
  • The offences took place between 1963 and 1979, Manchester court heard
  • Public gallery erupted in applause as the sentence was passed by judge
  • Some people in gallery branded Teret a ‘monster’ as he was led to the cells
  • Ex-Radio Caroline DJ was mentored by Savile in early days of his career
DJ Ray Teret, of Altrincham, was jailed for 25 years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today for a string of sex offences in the 1960s and 70s

DJ Ray Teret, of Altrincham, was jailed for 25 years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today for a string of sex offences in the 1960s and 70s
A DJ friend of Jimmy Savile who raped a teenage girl with the disgraced television presenter was branded a ‘monster’ as he was jailed for 25 years for a string of historic sex offences against 11 young girls today.
Ray Teret, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene in the 1960s and 1970s to prey on many of his victims.
The 73-year-old, known as ‘Ugli Ray’, was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today after earlier being found guilty of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults, which took place between 1963 and 1979.
He was cleared of various sexual offences in relation to six other complainants.
A jury at his trial last week heard how Teret was mentored by Savile in the early days of his career and he was described as following him around ‘like a shadow’.
Sentencing him today, Mr Justice Baker said: ‘It is clear that you exploited your celebrity status to sexually abuse young girls when they were between 13 and 15 years of age.
‘Those who were raped had little or no understanding what was happening to them and felt they could do little to prevent the abuse taking place.’
He said Teret’s ‘ill-judged cynicism’ that his victims would not come forward was matched by his belief that the jury would not believe their accounts.
The public gallery erupted into applause when the sentence was passed. One woman shouted ‘yes’ and another said ‘monster’ as he was led to the cells. 
Another woman weeped throughout the sentencing, while others stood up and clapped loudly when the jail term was announced.
Before he was led to the cells, the judge told Teret: ‘To use the modern idiom you ‘groomed’ your victims, some of whom were plied with alcohol and allowed to smoke cigarettes, while others were impressed with the accoutrements of your relative wealth and fashion, as a beguiling contrast to the strictness and austerity of their own homes.
‘You appeared to be kind and charming, and in relation to one of your victims, who was particularly vulnerable by reason of having already been sexually abused by another, you feigned sympathy and understanding before taking advantage of the situation and raping her. 
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Ex-radio DJ Teret (right) was said to have followed Savile (left) 'like a shadow' in the 1960s and 1970s

Ex-radio DJ Teret (right) was said to have followed Savile (left) ‘like a shadow’ in the 1960s and 1970s
Sentencing him today, Mr Justice Baker told Teret (depicted above in court sketch): 'It is clear that you exploited your celebrity status to sexually abuse young girls when they were between 13 and 15 years of age

Sentencing him today, Mr Justice Baker told Teret (depicted above in court sketch): ‘It is clear that you exploited your celebrity status to sexually abuse young girls when they were between 13 and 15 years of age
Teret, of Altrincham, Manchester, (pictured arriving at court earlier this week) has been jailed for 25 years

Teret, of Altrincham, Manchester, (pictured arriving at court earlier this week) has been jailed for 25 years
Teret, 73, pictured left, arriving at an earlier court hearing and, right, as a DJ at the height of his fame

Teret (pictured at the height of his fame) tried to distance himself from Savile at trial

Teret, 73, pictured left, arriving at an earlier court hearing and, right, as a DJ at the height of his fame

SHOCKING CHARGES SHEET OF SERIAL PAEDOPHILE WHO TARGETED VULNERABLE GIRLS 

The former DJ was found guilty of 18 offences against 11 victims:
– Indecent assault against a 14-year-old girl in 1962 or 63
– Rape and indecent assault of a 15-year-old girl in 1963 or 64
– Rape of a 15-year-old girl in 1963 or 64
– Indecent assault and two rapes of a 13-year-old girl in 1967
– Indecent assault of a 15-year-old girl in 1968/69
– Rape of a 13 or 14-year-old girl between 1971 and 1973
– Two indecent assaults and a rape of girl aged 12 or 13 in 1972 or 1973
– Three indecent assaults of a 13-year-old girl in 1972 or 1973
– Rape of a 14-year-old girl in 1974 or 1975
– Indecent assault of a 13-year-old girl in 1973 or 1974
– Indecent assault of a 13 or 14-year-old girl between 1976 and 1978 
‘You can have no justifiable complaint that most if not all of your remaining life may be served in prison, as you have maintained your liberty in the intervening period since the commission of the offences for which you are to be punished.’
Teret shook his head in the dock after the judge completed his remarks.
Teret had earlier told the jury he had no interest in under-age teenage girls, despite a previous conviction for sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in 1999 – which he continues to deny.
Opening the case, prosecutor Tim Evans said: ‘The Crown say that young teenage girls, far from doing nothing for him, were consistently pursued by him through the 60s and 70s.’ 
Many of the victims were starstruck with DJs who were treated like ‘royalty’ in that era, said Mr Evans.
He said: ‘The basic set-up, the background is the same – a naive girl who has the headlights of fame shone on her, who is taken to a flat and without any understanding of what is going on, has a male many years older having sex with her.’
Giving evidence, Teret told the prosecutor that men who pounced on a girl and hoped to get away with it ‘want shooting’ and he had never been in that situation.
He said: ‘I only make love. Not sex, sir. I only make love with ladies who want to make love with me.’
Teret was cleared of aiding and abetting Savile to rape a 15-year-old girl in the early 1960s but was found guilty himself of raping the same complainant.
The Crown had said that Teret lied to the naive teenager that he was 17 and drove her from a disco in Savile’s car to a nearby flat.
Savile was waiting as he sat next to her and said she had lovely hair as he began to stroke it, the woman told the court. 
The prosecution said Teret 'consistently pursued' young teenage girls throughout the 1960s and 1970s

The prosecution said Teret 'consistently pursued' young teenage girls throughout the 1960s and 1970s

The prosecution said Teret ‘consistently pursued’ young teenage girls throughout the 1960s and 1970s
The public gallery erupted into applause when the Teret's sentence was passed. Some cheered, while others shouted 'monster' at Teret. Pictured: Teret, who was nickamed 'Ugly Ray', in the early days of his career

The public gallery erupted into applause when the Teret’s sentence was passed. Some cheered, while others shouted ‘monster’ at Teret. Pictured: Teret, who was nickamed ‘Ugly Ray’, in the early days of his career
She said she started to tell him how she had recently dyed her hair when the serial paedophile put his hands up her skirt and pulled her knickers down before he pushed her on to a bed and raped her.
Teret came into the room after Savile left and also raped her on the bed, she said.
He then was said to have told her: ‘You should be thanking us because we have made it easier for the next person.’ 
In the wake of Teret’s trial, Greater Manchester Police confirmed it was investigating fresh sex allegations against the former DJ made by four other women. 
Detective Chief Inspector Graham Brock said: ‘After decades of hiding behind the veneer of being a distinguished radio presenter, Ray Teret has finally been exposed as the manipulative and dangerous sexual predator that he is.’
He said Teret ‘cast a dark shadow’ over his victims’ lives, adding: ‘I know from speaking to them personally how devastating the effects of his abuse have been.  
‘They have courageously relived their ordeal at court and should be applauded for having the bravery to speak out and bring this man to justice for his appalling crimes.
‘Since his trial began, we have received four new complaints about Teret and our officers will now be investigating these fresh allegations. 
‘For obvious reasons I cannot go into great detail about those complaints.’ 
The documents and journals police found at Teret's property showed how close he was to Savile in the 1960s 

The documents and journals police found at Teret’s property showed how close he was to Savile in the 1960s 
Police removed bags of evidence from Teret's Altrincham home after they arrested him in 2012

Police removed bags of evidence from Teret's Altrincham home after they arrested him in 2012

Police officers removed bags of evidence from Teret’s Altrincham home after they arrested him in 2012
Following his conviction, detective sergeant Carol Barlow from Greater Manchester Police, said: ‘Ray Teret is a devious, manipulative sexual predator. He abused his celebrity status in the worst way imaginable.
‘The girls he preyed upon were naive and inexperienced and in awe of who he was.
‘He treated the discos he performed in as a hunting ground to meet his victims.’
And Liz Dux, an abuse lawyer at Slater & Gordon which represents 169 of Savile’s victims and one of Teret’s, added: ‘This is the closest the victims of Jimmy Savile will get to a conviction against their attacker – they will take some comfort from the verdict.
‘Teret has been proved to be a predatory paedophile and dangerous sex offender in the same mould as his friend Savile.
‘Yet again it shows victims of sexual assault that, even years after offences have been committed, they will be taken seriously, offenders can be punished and justice finally done.’ 
Teret previously said Savile described him as 'my driver', 'my mechanic', 'my cleaner' or 'my accountant'

Teret previously said Savile described him as ‘my driver’, ‘my mechanic’, ‘my cleaner’ or ‘my accountant’
A victim said Teret - who she 'thought was her friend' - was 'well practised' at grooming young girls

A victim said Teret – who she ‘thought was her friend’ – was ‘well practised’ at grooming young girls

‘YOU GROOMED YOUR VICTIMS’: JUDGE CONDEMNS TERET’S ACTIONS

Mr Justice Baker sentenced Teret to 25 years in prison at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Mr Justice Baker sentenced Teret to 25 years in prison at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Sentencing Teret, Mr Justice Baker said: ‘Anyone who considers that society was a better place then than now to be a child would do well to reflect upon the evidence that this trial disclosed about that period – when sex education, to the extent that it was taught, was rudimentary and sexual matters in general were little discussed within the home.
‘That state of ignorance was one of the main facilitators of your ability to exploit these young girls. None of whom, with the exception of two whose vulnerability was enhanced by having previously been sexually abused by others, had any prior sexual experience.
‘In the main you did not have to use force to abuse these girls, as the combination of their naivety and your celebrity was such that they willingly came with you to the various locations where you abused them.
‘Thereafter their wholly unwarranted feelings of guilt and shame prevented them in the main from disclosing what you had done to them, either to their parents or the authorities.
‘The immediate effect of your abuse of these girls ranged from feelings of disgust and degradation, so that they never wanted to have anything more to do with you, through to their being so corrupted that they became promiscuous both with yourself and others.
‘To use the modern idiom you ‘groomed’ your victims, some of whom were plied with alcohol and allowed to smoke cigarettes, whilst others were impressed with the accoutrements of your relative wealth and fashion, as a beguiling contrast to the strictness and austerity of their own homes.
‘You appeared to be kind and charming, and in relation to one of your victims, who was particularly vulnerable by reason of having already been sexually abused by another, you feigned sympathy and understanding before taking advantage of the situation and raping her.
‘You can have no justifiable complaint that most if not all of your remaining life may be served in prison, as you have maintained your liberty in the intervening period since the commission of the offences for which you are to be punished.’ 
 
Disgraced TV personality Jimmy Savile and those around him convicted of historic sexual offences under Operation Yewtree
Disgraced former DJ Jimmy Savile was unmasked as one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders following his death, with more than 500 people claiming to have been abused by the television personality.
The former Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It presenter, who was also famous for his charity fundraising efforts, preyed largely on children at hospitals and BBC premises.
Starstruck NHS workers allowed Savile free reign to sexually abuse patients and hospital staff ‘didn’t want to hear or believe’ what his young victims were saying, a report released earlier this year said.
The report detailed his 50-year reign of terror at 28 institutions including Leeds, Broadmoor and Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Former DJ Jimmy Savile was exposed as a serial sex offender following his death in 2011, aged 84

Former DJ Jimmy Savile was exposed as a serial sex offender following his death in 2011, aged 84
Other research, carried out by the NSPCC and commissioned by the BBC’s Panorama, found in June that more than 500 people had reportedly been abused by Savile. His victims included children and young women, patients and allegedly corpses.
The revelation shocked Britain and plunged the publicly-funded BBC into crisis. A 2012 report cleared BBC bosses of covering up allegations against Savile but a police watchdog report last year voiced concerns about police mistakes.
The prolific paedophile, who died in 2011 aged 84, sparked police to launch Operation Yewtree, a multi-million pound investigation into historic sex abuse involving a team of more than 30 officers.
The investigation has three strands, one dealing with allegations directly involving Savile, the second involving allegations against associates of the disgraced DJ and the third involving ‘others’.
Some former friends and colleagues of Savile have already been arrested and charged for committing historic sex offences alongside the former BBC presenter.
Ray Teret, Savile’s former chauffeur and a fellow former DJ, is one of the most closely-linked to Savile to be convicted of historic sex offences dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.
Others to be convicted under Operation Yewtree include former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis, who was found guilty in September of indecently assaulting a colleague in 1995, and entertainer Rolf Harris who was jailed in July for a string of historic sex offences.
In May, PR guru Max Clifford, 71, was jailed for eight years following investigations by Operation Yewtree, which exposed him as a serial paedophile who committed a string of indecent assaults against girls and young women.
Others close to Savile to be investigated under Operation Yewtree include former BBC producer Ted Beston.
Mr Beston, 76, was arrested by Operation Yewtree detectives in December 2012 on suspicion of historic sexual offences.
In a statement released through his lawyers on December 20, 2012, the former Radio 1 producer said he was shocked by the allegations and had not known about Savile’s revolting abuse.
The producer, nicknamed ‘Uncle’ Ted by Savile on air, who ‘vehemently denied’ any allegations said he was ‘greatly relieved’ in May last year after learning he was to face no further criminal action by police investigating sex abuse claims.
Mr Beston, from in Bromley, South London, produced several shows for Savile and also used his skills producing hit shows for DJ Mike Read and latterly Simon Mayo’s Breakfast Show in the 80s.
At the time a police spokesman said: ‘The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed “Savile and others”.’ 
The prolific paedophile, who died in 2011 aged 84, sparked police to launch Operation Yewtree, a multi-million pound investigation into historic sex abuse involving a team of more than 30 officers from Scotland Yard

The prolific paedophile, who died in 2011 aged 84, sparked police to launch Operation Yewtree, a multi-million pound investigation into historic sex abuse involving a team of more than 30 officers from Scotland Yard

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