Detective Chief Inspector Graham Brock said: “After decades of hiding behind the veneer of being a distinguished radio presenter, Ray Teret has finally been exposed as the manipulative and dangerous sexual predator that he is.
“I do not wish to pass any further comment about Ray Teret. Instead I want to focus on his victims who suffered for so many years. Teret cast a dark shadow over their lives and I know from speaking to them personally how devastating the effects of his abuse have been. They have courageously relived their ordeal at court and should be applauded for having the bravery to speak out and bring this man to justice for his appalling crimes.
“Since his trial began, we have received four new complaints about Teret and our officers will now be investigating these fresh allegations. For obvious reasons I cannot go into great detail about those complaints.
“Much has been made in the media of the ‘Savile effect’ and how that has encouraged greater reporting of historic sexual abuse. And it is true that the publicity about Savile prompted the women who suffered at Teret’s hands to come forward. But what I hope people take from all this publicity is that if you suffered abuse in the past, then please report it. We will listen to everything you have to say without prejudice, and take your complaints with the utmost seriousness. We have specially trained officers who can provide help and support you through the court process which we know can be upsetting.
“To us, it does not matter who your attacker is, whether they are someone in the public eye or someone just living on your street. We will tirelessly pursue offenders regardless of their status so please do not suffer in silence and tell us if you have been abused.”
– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.
– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.