'Richard and Judy' of radio had sex against tree in front of kids, court hears

Court hears how presenters known as 'Richard and Judy' of BBC local radio had sex in front of children in 1990s up against a tree

The couple face five charges of outraging public indecency (Credit: Twitter @Leicupdates)

Friday, March 17, 2017

A court has heard how a presenter couple known as the 'Richard and Judy' of BBC local radio allegedly had sex against a tree in a local park in full view of children. 

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who work for BBC Leicester, have been charged with five counts of outraging public decency, after being accused of having sex in front of group of teenage boys five times in a local park between 1992 and 1996. 

Mrs Wadsworth, 59, has also been charged with 12 charges of indecent assault, allegedly committed between 1992 and 1999. Mr Wadsworth, 69, faces ten charges relating to these offences. 

They denied all of the charges they face at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday. 

The couple were granted bail on condition they didn't have any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18 - apart from members of their family - and also didn't do any charity work involving under-18s.  

They will reappear in court when their trial begins on May 15. 

A BBC spokesman has said they no longer work for the organisation and couldn't comment further because of the ongoing proceedings.