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Married BBC Radio Presenters Charged With Sex Offences Against Four Children

Tony and Julie Wadsworth are due in court next week.

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Two married BBC radio presenters have been charged with child sex offences against four children.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, from Leicestershire, are charged with offences against children aged between 11 and 15 between 1996 and 1999.

Police said the alleged offences took place in Atherstone, Warwickshire.

Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Old Mill Road, Broughton Astley, is charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

Julie Wadsworth, 58, of the same address, is charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

The couple, who have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham, are also both charged with one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

They are due before magistrates in Warwickshire on Wednesday 11 May.

A BBC spokesperson said the Wadsworths were off air.

"We understand the charges do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC,” a corporation spokesperson was quoted by BBC News as saying.

"This is an ongoing criminal process and we cannot comment further."

Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Champion at matthew.champion@buzzfeed.com.

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