Sex criminal Dave Lee Travis ESCAPES jail sentence after conviction for indecent assault



by Emmeline Saunders |
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Former Top Of The Pops presenter Dave Lee Travis has walked free from court after being found guilty of an indecent assault on a young woman in the mid-1990s.

The 69-year-old ex DJ received a three-month prison sentence suspended for two years in court this morning, meaning he won’t serve any time in jail for his crime.

Speaking from Southwark Crown Court in south London today, Judge Anthony Leonard said Travis’ groping of a TV researcher was “an intentional and unpleasant sexual assault”.

“You took advantage of a young woman in a vulnerable position whose job it was to look after you that day,” he added.

Travis’ only comment after the sentence was handed to him was to thank the judge.

Earlier this morning, before the court was in session, Travis reportedly told a journalist sitting behind the defendants’ dock to move into the press gallery – because she had written a story back in 2012 about him groping her and she was “making [him] feel uncomfortable”.

After the sentence was announced, Travis’ wife Marianne was spotted hugging a friend.

Travis was arrested in October 2012 as part of Operation Yewtree – the same police project that was tasked with looking into historic sexual offensives after the Jimmy Savile scandal came to light.

The DJ – whose real name is David Griffin – pleaded not guilty to the single indecent assault charge at a hearing back in April, but was found guilty by a jury this week.

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