01 October 2013
Dave Lee Travis has been charged with Indecent Assault
Dave Lee Travis (real name David Patrick Griffin) has today been charged with two further counts of indecent assault. Travis was charged earlier this year with 11 counts of indecent assault and 1 count of sexual assault.
The new allegations relate to an alleged assault between January 1992 and December 1993 and involve a woman over the age of 16. Travis is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday 3rd October 2013 in relation to these additional charges. He has indicated that he will plead not guilty to the first 12 charges and a trial date has been set for 4th March 2014 and is expected to last 4-5 weeks. For more information see our previous blog entitled 'Our Child Abuse Solicitors comment on the charges against David Lee Travis'.
Slater and Gordon's Child Abuse Solicitors currently act for a number of Travis victims. We are pleased to see that new allegations are being properly investigated and welcome the CPS decision to prosecute which brings victims one step closer to justice. Our specialist Sexual & Physical Abuse team is also representing over 70 Savile victims and are familiar with dealing with cases involving allegations of abuse against high profile individuals.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding any of the issues raised in this article our specialist abuse team will be happy to speak to you. Please call a member of our team on 020 7657 1658 for free confidential advice.