BBC presenting Couple charged with child sex offences in Atherstone

April 8, 2016

A couple who presented together on BBC Radio Leicester have been charged with historic child sex offences which occurred in Atherstone.

The charges relate to offences against four children, aged between 11 and 15, between 1996 and 1999.

Tony Wadsworth, aged 68, of Old Mill Road, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency and one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

Julie Wadsworth, aged 58, of Old Mill Road, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, has been charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency and one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

Both Julie and Tony worked together on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio WM as presenters. Julie used her maiden name of Mayer on the radio.

A BBC spokesman has 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, based in Leamington Spa, on Wednesday 11 May, 2016.