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Dave Lee Travis Faces 12 Sex Assault Charges
The former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault.
It is understood that nine complainants have come forward to make allegations about his past behaviour.
The ages of the women at the time ranges from 15 to 29 and the allegations relate to offences which occurred between 1977 and 2007.
The 68-year-old has been charged under his real name of David Patrick Griffin, the Crown Prosecution Service said. He was initially arrested in November over allegations of sexual offences.
Two of the offences of indecent assault relate to a girl, aged 15, which are alleged to have taken place in 1977.
Four of the women were adult teenagers at the time the alleged offences first took place. Two more were in their early 20s, while the other two were in their late 20s.
Travis, from Bedfordshire, has consistently maintained his innocence since he was first arrested in November, and then re-arrested after further allegations emerged in March.
He was charged as part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, but the accusations against Travis have no connection to the disgraced television presenter.
Speaking outside his house, Travis said on Thursday night: "To say the least I'm very disappointed that the police and CPS have decided to bring charges.
"These allegations are not true and I think the only other thing I can add to that statement is I'm very much looking forward to actually clearing my name on this. I can't say any more than that."
When asked about the toll it was taking on his family, he said: "We've had a stressful time obviously.
"It's been quite a long time while all this has been going on and obviously you go through stress.
"I'm looking forward to the day when there is no stress."
Prosecutors have decided that no further action should be taken in relation to seven separate allegations made against the DJ because there was not enough evidence.
Travis is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on August 23.