Savile ex-driver is granted bail on child sex charges

Ray Teret did not make any comment as he left court

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur has been released on bail after appearing in court in Manchester charged with sexually abusing 15 girls.

Charges against Ray Teret, who lived with Savile and was his driver for three years in the 1960s, include rape and indecent assault of girls under 16, and one rape of a 17-year-old.

Mr Teret, 72, faces a total of 32 charges spanning several decades.

Police have stressed the accusations are not related to Savile's crimes.

Mr Teret is charged with 15 counts of rape, two of conspiracy to rape, one of attempted rape, nine of indecent assault and one of gross indecency - all against children aged under 16.

He is also charged with one count of rape not relating to an under-16 and three counts of possessing illegal materials - one of extreme pornography, one of prohibited images and one of indecent images of a child.

All of the offences allegedly took place in Manchester between 1962 to 1996.

A Manchester Magistrates Court, Mr Teret spoke only to confirm his name, age and address and was bailed until his next hearing on 15 November.

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