Dave Lee Travis, one of Britain's best known radio presenters from the 1970's and 1980's, denies 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault. His trial got underway at Southwalk Crown Court in London on Tuesday (January 14).
The incidents are alleged to have occurred between 1977 and 2007 and alleged to have involved women and girls, with the youngest aged 15. In October two new charges against Travis, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, were added and relate to indecent assault on a woman aged over 16 between January 1992 and December 1993.
The 68-year-old, was first arrested last November and is one of 14 ageing celebrities and show business figures to be accused of sex offences in an investigation sparked by revelations that the late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile was a prolific child sex abuser.
Savile was one of Britain's biggest stars in the 1970s and 1980s but since his 2011 death, police have discovered he committed sex crimes on an unprecedented scale.
Travis is appearing in court under his real name David Patrick Griffin. His trial is expected to last 6 weeks.
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