LONDON (Reuters) – A friend of Jimmy Savile, the late British television presenter who was unmasked after his death in 2011 as one of Britain’s worst sex offenders, has been jailed for 25 years for a string of underage sex crimes dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.
Ray Teret was convicted earlier this month at Manchester Crown Court of seven charges of rape and 11 of sexual assault on 11 victims.
At the time of the attacks more than 40 years ago, Teret, 73, was a popular Manchester DJ who had also worked for Savile as a chauffeur.
Prosecutors told the court he had used his status to target young and vulnerable girls who were impressionable and in some cases simply star-struck.
After the sentence, Detective Chief Inspector Graham Brock of Greater Manchester Police said four new complaints about Teret had been received since the case began.
“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 added in a statement.
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