Boy sex charges for BBC couple
A MARRIED couple who worked as BBC radio presenters have appeared in court accused of sex offences against four boys.
Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have both worked for BBC Radio Leicester and Birmingham-based BBC WM, were charged by Warwickshire Police earlier this year.
Both presenters spoke only to confirm their names and address during a five-minute hearing at Leamington Spa magistrates court yesterday.
Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, is charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.
His wife, 58 – who uses the surname Mayer on air – is charged with seven counts of the same offence.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1995 and 1999 in Warwickshire but do not relate to their positions with the BBC.
The Wadsworths presented a weekend show on Radio Leicester but have been off air since they were charged. They were released on bail to appear at Warwick Crown Court on June 10.