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Dave Lee Travis was found guilty of one count of indecent assault Reuters

Former BBC broadcaster Dave Lee Travis has been given a three-month prison sentence suspended for two years after being found guilty of indecent assault.

The former Radio 1 DJ was found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman who worked on The Mrs Merton Show in 1995 following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.

Travis, 69, was cleared of a further count of indecent assault, with the jury not reaching a decision on one another count of sexual assault.

Charged under his real name of David Griffin, the broadcaster was facing a retrial for these two latter charges after a jury failed to reach a decision on them during a trial in February, in which he was cleared of 12 other indecent assault offences.

During the trial, the court heard how Travis had groped the woman for around 10 to 15 seconds in the corridor of a BBC studio. The woman said Travis approached her to say she shouldn't be smoking as it was bad for her "poor lungs" before squeezing her chest.

Upon sentencing, Judge Anthony Leonard said the incident was an "intentional and unpleasant sexual assault".

He added: "You took advantage of a young woman in a vulnerable position whose job it was to look after you that day."

In a statement read out the court, the victim, now a TV personality, said the assault had left her feeling like a "scared, vulnerable young woman".

She said: "I was a naive and trusting 22-year-old when I was subjected to an unprovoked and terrifying physical assault at my place of work.

"I was too paralysed with fear to confront my assailant."

She added: "Being called a liar and fantasist and being forced to recall the evidence in court has been painful.

"I was particularly hurt by the defendant's claim that financial greed motivated me to come forward.

"I have preserved my anonymity and will not claim compensation now or in the future. I simply wanted to tell the truth."

Travis was arrested under Operation Yewtree, the Met Police investigation into sex offence allegations set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Publicist Max Clifford and entertainer Rolf Harris have also been convicted under Operation Yewtree.