16 August 2013
Our Child Abuse Solicitors comment on the charges against David Lee Travis
David Lee Travis (real name David Patrick Griffin) was yesterday charged with 12 sexual offences. The ex-Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops presenter was first arrested on 15th November 2012 as part of operation Yewtree.
He was later rearrested in March over further claims of sexual offences. Operation Yewtree runs under three strands. It is alleged that Travis falls within the third strand relating to allegations against people unconnected with Jimmy Savile.
Following careful consideration of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS yesterday authorised police to charge Travis with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault between 1977 and 2007. The allegations relate to nine complainants aged between 15 and 29 at the time of the alleged offending. Travis is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 23 August 2013.
Slater and Gordon currently act for a number of Travis victims and welcome the CPS decision to prosecute which brings our clients one step closer to justice. Our specialist abuse team are also representing over 70 Savile victims and are familiar with dealing with cases involving allegations of abuse against high profile individuals.
Our abuse team would like to speak to anyone who has been affected by this story or any other abuse. If you would like to contact us please call a member of our team on 020 7657 1658 for free confidential advice.