Court hears he told vir­gin: ‘You should be thank­ing us’

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By DEREK MAY [email protected]­

DIS­GRACED en­ter­tainer Jimmy Sav­ile raped a 15-year-old girl with another DJ – who told her “you should be thank­ing us”, a court has heard.

For­mer Ra­dio Caro­line host Ray Teret took the naive teenager to a flat in Manch­ester in a bub­ble car in the early 1960s and she “couldn’t be­lieve it” when she found Sav­ile was there, a jury was told.

Teret’s trial in the city was told how Sav­ile then raped the girl – fol­lowed im­me­di­ately by his show­biz friend.

Pros­e­cu­tor Tim Evans said Teret then told her: “You should be thank­ing us be­cause we have made it eas­ier for when the next per­son goes there.”


Open­ing the case against Teret, Mr Evans said the girl met the de­fen­dant in a club and took her to a flat where he was de­liv­er­ing some “fancy boots” to Sav­ile.

He said: “She couldn’t be­lieve it when she saw Jimmy Sav­ile – who was fa­mous even then – in the flat, and couldn’t wait to tell her friends who she’d met.”

The pros­e­cu­tor added: “She was of­fered a drink – a Lu­cozade – and asked to sit down.

“She sat down on the bed in the flat. Sav­ile came and sat next to her.

“He told her she had lovely hair and be­gan to stroke it.”

Mr Evans said the girl be­gan to tell her about how she straight­ened her hair but “she didn’t get the chance”.

He said: “Sav­ile put his hands up her skirt, pulled her knick­ers down and pushed her down on the bed.

“She said, ‘What are you do­ing?’ and that she didn’t know any­thing about sex. “Sav­ile raped her.” The pros­e­cu­tor said the girl will tell the jury it was “hurt­ing and hurt­ing and hurt­ing” and, all the time, she was think­ing, “Why isn’t Ray stop­ping this?”

But Mr Evans said Teret did not stop Sav­ile be­cause he was to rape her im­me­di­ately after.

“Teret came across to her. He pushed her back on the bed and he too forced him­self on her,” he said.

Mr Evans said: “What she will tell you has a fa­mil­iar feel to it with this un­happy twist.

“As well as Mr Teret rap­ing a girl who had no idea about sex, she will tell you Jimmy Sav­ile did too.

“You may think that, in ef­fect, she was pro­duced to Sav­ile for that pur­pose.”

Mr Evans told Manch­ester Min­shull Street Crown Court: “Dur­ing some of the ev­i­dence you will hear the name Jimmy Sav­ile men­tioned and count four re­quires you to di­rectly con­sider ev­i­dence re­lat­ing to a sex­ual of­fence the Crown says was per­pe­trated both by Jimmy Sav­ile and Ray Teret act­ing to­gether.”

Teret, 72, went on trial yes­ter­day along with two other men – Wil­l­liam Harper and Alan Ledger – ac­cused of sex of­fences against girls dat­ing back to 1962.

Teret, of Al­trin­cham, Gtr Manch­ester, is charged with 18 rapes along with other of­fences.

There are 17 dif­fer­ent girls, all now grown-up, named in the charges.

Mr Evans told the court that Teret had a “deal of celebrity” in the 60s and 70s, es­pe­cially in the Manch­ester area.

He said he worked at the pi­rate sta­tion Ra­dio Caro­line and Pic­cadilly Ra­dio.


The pros­e­cu­tor said: “The Crown’s case in a nutshell is that he used the celebrity that he had to abuse young girls in var­i­ous ways and that the other two de­fen­dants – Mr Ledger and Mr Harper, friends and as­so­ciates of Teret – also be­came in­volved on oc­ca­sions.”

Mr Evans told the jurors that they could not have failed to have seen the pub­lic­ity about Sav­ile’s con­duct.

He said they were not tasked with de­ter­min­ing the scale of Sav­ile’s abuse.

The pros­e­cu­tor said the de­fen­dants should not be con­tam­i­nated “be­cause of the spec­tre of Sav­ile”.

He added: “This is not guilt by as­so­ci­a­tion and that sort of no­tion plays no part in this trial.”

Mr Evans also said “so-called celebrity tri­als” had no bear­ing on this case.

The trial con­tin­ues.

AC­CUSED: Ray Teret ( left) took girl to see Jimmy Sav­ile ( be­low)

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