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BBC radio presenters charged with historical child sex offences

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

April 9, 2016 | 1 min read

Married BBC radio presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been charged with sex offences against children.

Warwickshire Police have confirmed Tony Wadsworth, 68, has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit a gross act of indecency and Julie Wadsworth, 58, has been charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

They also both face one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

The presenting duo have fronted shows on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "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."

The charges relate to four children aged between 11 and 15 between 1996 and 1999. The couple are due to appear before Warwickshire Magistrates Court on 11 May.

Both presenters remain off air.

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