Ray Teret Wiki – Ray Teret Biography
Ray Teret was an English radio disc jockey who began his career in the 1960s. In December 2014 he was convicted of rape and indecent assault and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He hailed from Salisbury, Wiltshire, and started working as a warehouse clerk, apprentice heating engineer, and waiter at the Ritz Ballroom in Manchester. In the early 1960s, Teret met Jimmy Savile after winning the Savile-run singing contest at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. The two men later shared a flat on Great Clowes Street in Broughton, Salford, with Teret becoming Savile’s support DJ, assistant, and chauffeur. He joined Radio Caroline North in the mid-1960s, where he became known as “Ugli” Ray Teret. His theme music was “Jungle Fever” by the Tornados, and he also used “The Ugly Bug Ball” by Burl Ives. After leaving Radio Caroline North in 1966, two years before it closed down, Teret worked in a series of DJ- and media-related work, mainly on Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and Signal Radio in Stoke-on-Trent.
In 1999, when he was 58 years old Teret was found guilty of unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl. On 8 November 2012, he was arrested at his home on Woodlands Road in Altrincham by Greater Manchester Police, one of two arrests made in connection with an allegation of historic rape. The offences are alleged to have taken place in Trafford in the 1960s and 1970s against three women who were then children. In October 2014, he appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court accused of more than 30 offences of sexual abuse, including 18 charges of rape, some dating back to the 1960s. One of the charges related to an alleged offence committed by Teret and Savile together. Two other men, William Harper and Alan Ledger were also charged and were tried alongside Teret. All three men denied all the charges. In December Teret was found guilty of seven charges of rape and eleven charges of indecent assault, with one victim aged only 12. The other two defendants were found not guilty of all charges, and Teret was acquitted of assisting Savile to rape an alleged victim but was found guilty of raping the same complainant himself.
On 11 December 2014, Mr. Justice Baker sentenced Teret to 25 years in prison. The judge said that it was likely that most, if not all, of his remaining years, would be spent in prison, and that had he been convicted nearer the time of the offences, a life sentence would have been appropriate. If he is released, he will be subject to sex offender registration requirements for life and will be barred from working with children. A lawyer for 169 of Savile’s victims stated that Teret’s conviction represents “the closest the victims of Jimmy Savile will get to a conviction against their attacker”.On 17 May 2015, a television programme detailing the investigation into the claims of historic sexual abuse against Teret was broadcast on BBC Two. The Detectives depicted investigators discovering extensive graffiti dating to the 1960s and ’70s behind the wallpaper in Teret’s former apartment. The names, telephone numbers, and other data in the graffiti both confirmed the testimony of victims and contradicted Teret’s testimony that he did not know the victims.
Ray Teret Age
He was born on October 24, 1941, in Salisbury, United Kingdom, and died in prison in Manchester on 5 May 2021. He was 79.
Ray Teret Death
Teret died in prison in Manchester on May 5, 2021. HM Prison Service confirmed he died at HMP Manchester but the cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Ray Teret Cause of Death
The cause of his death has not been disclosed although he previously fought off COVID-19 and had been suffering from cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.