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BBC radio presenters to appear in court on child sex charges

Published 11/05/2016

BBC Radio presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth will appear at the magistrates' court in Leamington Spa
BBC Radio presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth will appear at the magistrates' court in Leamington Spa

Two BBC radio presenters are due to appear in court accused of committing a series of child sex offences in the 1990s.

Married couple Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have both worked for BBC Radio Leicester and Birmingham-based BBC WM, were charged by Warwickshire Police earlier this year.

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 BBC confirmed in April that the charges did not relate to the presenters' positions with the corporation.

Both broadcasters, who are expected to appear before magistrates in Leamington Spa, face a further allegation of outraging public decency.

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