Savile chauffeur faces sex charges
Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur will appear in court today to face a series of serious sex offences charges against young girls .
Ray Teret, 72, is charged with a total of 32 offences involving 15 different victims who accuse him of sexual abuse between 1962 and 1996, committed primarily in the Greater Manchester area.
Teret, of Woodlands Road, Altrincham, is charged with 15 counts of rape of a female under 16, one count of rape, one count of attempted rape of a female under 16, six counts of indecent assault of a female under 16, three counts of indecent assault of a female under 14 and one count of gross indecency with a child under 13.
He also faces two counts of conspiracy to rape a girl under 16, one count of possession of extreme pornography, one count of possession of prohibited images and one count of possession of an indecent image of a child.
He will appear at Manchester City Magistrates Court today, Greater Manchester Police said.
Teret was initially arrested and bailed in November last year with another man on suspicion of historic rape following an investigation into three separate claims of sexual abuse.
At the time Greater Manchester Police (GMP) emphasised that the accusations were not linked to the national inquiry into abuse by disgraced TV presenter Savile, with whom Teret worked and once shared a flat.
As part of the investigation into Teret, William Harper, 65, of Ash Grove, Stretford is charged with conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 and attempt rape of a female under the age of 16 and Alan Ledger, 62, of Normans Place, Altrincham is charged with indecent assault of a female under 16 and aiding and abetting the rape of a female under 16.
Both Harper and Ledger are due to appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 30 October 2013.
DCI Graham Brock, from GMP, said: "This has been a complex investigation that was originally launched in October 2012 when an initial complaint was made to Greater Manchester Police.
"Since that time, we have carried out extensive and wide-ranging inquiries and interviewed a number of people as part of that investigation.
"It has been important those inquiries were carried out thoroughly so that, in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, we have been able to secure a number of charges.
"It is now very important that we make no further comment and allow the correct legal process to take its course unimpeded and without prejudice.
"We will continue to support all those women who have come forward and offer them whatever welfare they need through the use of specially-trained officers."