DJ told rape victim ‘she should be grateful’

Savile is said to have raped the girl in a flat. Picture: PA
Savile is said to have raped the girl in a flat. Picture: PA
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Jimmy Savile raped a 15-year-old girl with another DJ who told her “you should be thanking us”, a court has heard.

Former Radio Caroline DJ Ray Teret took the teenager to a flat in the Manchester area in a bubble car in the early 1960s and she “couldn’t believe it” when she found Savile was there, a jury was told.

But Teret’s trial in the city was told that Savile then raped the girl, followed immediately by Teret.

Prosecutor Tim Evans said Teret then told her: “You should be thanking us because we have made it easier for when the next person goes there.”

Opening the case against Teret, Mr Evans said the girl met the defendant in a club and took her to a flat where he was delivering some “fancy boots” to Savile.

He said: “She couldn’t believe it when she saw Jimmy Savile, who was famous even then, in the flat and couldn’t wait to tell her friends who she’d met.”

The prosecutor said: “She was offered a drink – a Lucozade – and asked to sit down.

“She sat down on the bed in the flat. Savile came and sat next to her. He told her she had lovely hair and began to stroke it.”

Mr Evans said Savile then pushed her down on the bed.

“She said ‘what are you doing’ and will tell you she didn’t know anything about sex,” Mr Evans said. “Savile raped her.”

The prosecutor said the victim would tell the jury it was “hurting and hurting and hurting” and, all the time, she was thinking “why isn’t Ray stopping this?”

But Mr Evans said Teret did not stop Savile because he was to rape her immediately after.

“Teret came across to her. He pushed her back on the bed and he too forced himself on her,” he said.

Mr Evans 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 yesterday along with two other men – William Harper and Alan Ledger – accused of sex offences against girls dating back as far as 1962.

Teret, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is charged with 18 rapes along with other offences. Seventeen girls, all now adults, are named in the charges.

Mr Evans told the court that Teret had a “deal of celebrity” in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the Manchester area.

He said he worked at the pirate station Radio Caroline and Piccadilly Radio.

Mr Evans told the jurors that they could not have failed to have seen the publicity about Savile’s conduct. He said they were not tasked with determining the scale of Savile’s abuse.

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.

Mr Evans said the girl and a friend went to a disco, her first time at such a place.

Teret, who was the DJ, sat next to her during the night and offered a cigarette from his sock.

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 said another alleged victim would tell the jury that she used to go to the Jimmy Savile Disc Club in Salford, where everyone attending was between 14 and 16 years old.

He said Savile would be there along with Teret – who was known as Ugly Ray Teret and had a personalised number plate reflecting this nickname.

The trial continues.

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