A former DJ brought a young girl to Jimmy Savile to be raped – then raped her himself straight afterwards, a court has been told.
Ray Teret is accused of over 30 historical sexual offences against victims as young as 12, dating from 1962 to 1996.
As his trial got under way, jurors were told that Savile’s name will crop up and that one of the charges involves the late broadcaster.
Tim Evans, prosecuting, told Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court that Teret – who worked at pirate station Radio Caroline and Piccadilly Radio – had a “deal of celebrity” in the 1960s and ’70s, especially in the Manchester area.
Teret is on trial along with two other men – William Harper and Alan Ledger.
Mr Evans 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.”
He said Teret’s victims were abused after having “the spotlight of fame” shone upon them.
The 72-year-old from Altrincham knew Savile from when the pair were working together in Manchester.
One of Teret’s alleged victims told police she was 15 when he took her to a flat in the city in the early 1960s.
She told officers she “couldn’t believe it” when she saw Jimmy Savile there and “couldn’t wait to tell her friends she had met him.”
The court heard that she was given a glass of Lucozade and sat next to Savile, but that seconds later he was raping her.
When Savile finished, she claims Teret pushed her back down on the bed and raped her himself.
Jurors heard that Teret told the girl she should “thank us” for what they had done, before giving her some money to catch a bus home.
The alleged victim told police she threw the money away when she left the flat, vomited and went home.
“All the way home I felt it was my fault,” she said in her statement.
“I’ve kept it in for 51 years and always felt it was my fault.”
Urging jurors not to allow the involvement of Savile to influence them, Mr Evans told them: “Nobody can have failed to come across all the publicity about Savile’s conduct, whether at the BBC, prisons, hospitals or elsewhere with young girls and boys and other vulnerable victims. “
“This is the trial of these three men. In no sense are these men to be treated as guilty or contaminated because of the spectre of Savile.”
Alan Ledger, 62, faces charges of indecent assault, indecency with a child and serious sexual assault. William Harper, 65 and himself a former DJ, is charged with the attempted rape of a girl under the age of 16.
The three men deny all the charges against them. The trial is due to last eight weeks.
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