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Ex-BBC DJ David Lee Travis guilty of indecent assault after retrial

Travis was convicted of one charge and cleared of another after a retrial in London.

Travis arriving in court earlier this month.
Travis arriving in court earlier this month.
Image: Gareth Fuller

VETERAN BRITISH DJ David Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault.

On trial under this real name of David Griffin, he was cleared of 12 charges of indecent assault earlier this year but faced a retrial on two counts on which the jury had failed to reach a decision.

Following the retrial, Sky News reports that he has been found guilty of one count of indecent assault and not guilty of another. The jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of sexual assault.

On Monday, the judge at London’s Southwark Crown Court told the jury of six men and six women he would accept a majority verdict of 10-2.

The claims against the former Top of the Pops presenter emerged after a number of women contacted police investigating abuse by Jimmy Saville.

The charges related to three different incidents involving different women.

Travis was found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman who was working on the Mrs Merton Show in 1995.

He was found not guilty of a similar charge relating to when he was working on a production of Aladdin in the early 1990s

His alleged victims said he acted “as if he had a perfect right to touch their breasts or put his hands in their clothing to grope them,” prosecutor Miranda Moore had told the court.

Additional reporting from © – AFP 2014

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