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BBC radio pair ‘had sex in park in full view of children’

TWO BBC presenters known as the ‘Richard and Judy of radio’ had sex against a tree in a park in full view of young children, a court heard.

Tony Wadsworth, 69, and his 59-year-old wife Julie, who uses the surname Mayer on air, are accused of romping in front of a group of boys as well as sexually touching each other in public.

They allegedly had ‘sexual intercourse against a tree in a wooded parkland area’ in full view of children on five different occasions in the 1990s.

A court heard the couple, who worked for BBC Radio Leicester, also engaged in ‘mutual masturbation’ in front of a group of under-18s.

Yesterday they appeared at Warwick crown court where they denied five counts of outraging public decency between July 1992 and June 1996.

Mr Wadsworth also pleaded not guilty to ten charges of indecent assault against seven boys aged under 18 between September 1992 and August 1999. It was alleged that he watched as his wife, who denies 12 charges of the same offence, sexually touched the youngsters.

The court heard Mr Wadsworth ‘kept watch having in possession a camera’ and on another occasion he ‘masturbated himself’.

Addressing the pair, Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said: ‘You will face trial before this court on May 15.’

The defendants, from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, were granted bail on the condition that they did not have unsupervised contact with any children under the age of 18, apart from family members, and they stand down from any charity work which may involve under-18s.

They were charged with the offences in April last year after being off-air for four months. The couple also previously worked for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham.