Husband-and-wife radio hosts from Lutterworth area charged with child sex offences - The Rugby Observer

Husband-and-wife radio hosts from Lutterworth area charged with child sex offences

Rugby Editorial 11th Apr, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A LEICESTERSHIRE husband-and-wife known throughout the Midlands as radio presenters have been charged with child sex offences against four children, aged between 11 and 15.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham, were charged with offences which are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 1999 in Atherstone, Warwickshire.

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

His wife Julie, 58, was charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.




Both were also charged with one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

The pair previously presented BBC WM’s breakfast show and afternoon drive-time slot.


They also had a late-night programme, broadcast throughout the wider Midlands area.

The Wadsworths most recently worked for BBC Leicester but in December it was reported they were off-air dealing with “personal issues”.

A BBC spokesman said: “Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer remain off air.

“We understand the charges do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC. This is an ongoing criminal process and we cannot comment further.”

They are due to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court, Leamington Spa, on Wednesday May 11.

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