Jimmy Savile’s former chauffeur Ray Teret found GUILTY of sex offences against young girls
Ray Teret was today found guilty of a string of sex offences against young girls
The 73-year-old, who was mentored by Savile in the early days of his career and was his chauffeur for a number of years, used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on several of his victims in the 1960s and 1970s.
Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court heard that Teret – known as Ugly Ray – followed Savile around “like a shadow”.
The former Radio Caroline DJ told the court that he was not interested in underage girls – despite a previous conviction for sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in 1999, which he continues to deny.
Teret denied 18 rapes, two other serious sexual assaults, one attempted rape, 12 indecent assaults and one count of indecency with a child.
After more 60 hours of deliberations, he was convicted of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults. He was cleared of the other charges.
Opening the case, prosecutor Tim Evans said: “The Crown say that young teenage girls, far from doing nothing for him, were consistently pursued by him through the 60s and 70s.”