Husband and wife found guilty of child sex offences


Two former radio presenters have today (9 June) been found guilty of various offences of outraging public decency and indecent assault at Warwick Crown Court.

Between 1994 and 1999, Tony Wadsworth, 69, and his wife Julie Wadsworth, 60, abused four teenage boys at their home in Atherstone as well as on a nearby golf course and surrounding woodland.

The couple befriended the victims and, once they had their trust, proceed to sexually abuse them.

The offences were reported to the police when one of the victims attended a child sexual exploitation course and realised what the defendants had done to him was a criminal act. 

The Wadsworths were arrested and have today been found guilty of five counts each of outraging public decency and nine counts each of indecent assault on a male.

David Rouse with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service said:

"Tony and Julie Wadsworth lived double lives. In their public and professional lives they were a couple who came across as caring, warm and respectable. However, in their private lives, they preyed on young, impressionable victims for their own sexual gratification. 

"I would like to thank the victims for their courage during this difficult and sensitive prosecution. They have helped to bring these two sexual predators to justice."