- A former Radio Caroline DJ raped a 15-year-old girl together with Jimmy Savile, a court has heard.
Tim Evans, prosecuting, told Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court: “During some of the evidence you will hear the name Jimmy Savile mentioned and count four requires you to directly consider evidence relating to a sexual offence the Crown says was perpetrated both by Jimmy Savile and Ray Teret acting together.”
Teret, 72, went on trial today along with two other men – Willliam Harper and Alan Ledger – accused of sex offences against girls dating back as far as 1962.
The court heard that one of these alleged rapes was committed between 1963 and 1964 “together with Jimmy Savile”.
Mr Evans told the court that Teret had a “deal of celebrity” in the 60s and 70s, especially in the Manchester area.
He said he worked at the pirate station Radio Caroline and Piccadilly Radio.
The prosecutor 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.”
Mr Evans said the rape involving Savile happened some time after the girl's 15th birthday in April 1963.
He said the complainant only came forward after Teret had already appeared in court in relation to this trial in April this year.
The prosecutor said she felt “terrible” after seeing him emerge from court waving and smiling.
But, he said, it then affected her relationship with her husband to such an extent that he tried to kill himself.
After that she explained to him what was wrong and went to the police, Mr Evans said.
The prosecutors asked the jurors to consider the incident alongside what he alleges happened to other girls.
He said: “The basic set-up, the background is the same – a naive girl who has the headlights of fame shone on her, who is taken to a flat and without more, without any understanding of what is going on, has a male many years older, having sex with her.”
Mr Evans said the girl and a friend went to a disco at the Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms in Great Clowes Street and they were very excited because they were wearing Mary Quant dresses.
He said it was her first time at a disco.
Teret, who was the DJ, sat next to her during the night and offered a cigarette from his sock, which she thought was cool.
The prosecutor said Teret committed a further serious sexual assault on the girl after raping her.
After her ordeal was over, he said, Teret gave her some cash and told her: “Get the bus home, I have got to go back to the club.”
He said Teret “deliberately brought a vulnerable and inexperienced girl back to the flat for Savile to rape her”.
Mr Evans added: “He gets her to the flat and gives her, does he not, to Savile?”
He said: “It is tempting, perhaps, to think of the ’60s, the so-called Swinging Sixties, as a time of freedom or the free love of the hippy scene. That’s what we hear and read about, isn’t it?
“But how much, do you think, would the Sixties have swung for a 15-year-old who had never been to a disco before?”