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BBC Radio Couple Face Child Sex Charges

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Two BBC radio presenters have been charged with sex offences involving four children.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have worked for the broadcaster's local stations in Leicester and Birmingham, are due to appear in Warwickshire Magistrates' Court on 11 May.

Tony Wadsworth, 68, of 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.

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

Warwickshire Police say they both also face one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

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

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 pair will remain off air.

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