Child Sex Charges; BBC Couple In Court For It

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A married couple who presented on BBC radio have appeared in court charged with a series of sex offences against four boys in the 1990s.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who worked for BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham, were charged by Warwickshire Police earlier this year.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names and address during a five-minute hearing in Leamington Spa.

Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Old Mill Road, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, is charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

His wife, aged 58 and also of Old Mill Road, is charged with seven counts of the same offence.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between 1995 and 1999 in Warwickshire.

Neither defendant was asked to indicate any plea during the hearing at Warwickshire Justice Centre.

The couple will reappear before a Crown Court judge on 10 June.

The BBC has previously said the charges “do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC” and that they will remain off-air.


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