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UK radio DJ Dave Lee Travis denies 15 sex crimes

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UK radio DJ Dave Lee Travis denies 15 sex crimes


One of Britain’s best-known radio presenters from the 1970s and 80s has denied 15 sex crimes.

Dave Lee Travis, 68, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, told Southwark Crown Court in London he did not sexually and indecently assault women and girls as young as 15 between 1977 and 2007.

Travis, one of 14 celebrities under investigation by British police, was arrested in March following an investigation prompted by revelations that the late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile was a prolific child sex abuser.

Nicknamed DLT, Travis said last year he was astonished to learn Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi had praised him for keeping her entertaining during her years in captivity. She listened to his weekly show broadcast on BBC World Service radio.

His bail was extended until the start of his trial on 13 Jan, 2013, at the same court.

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