Shamed British Dj Dave Lee Travis has blasted prosecution officials in the U.K. over his sex assault conviction, accusing them of "throwing mud" at him in a desperate attempt to smear his name.
The former BBC Radio presenter insisted he is not a "sexual predator" in a passionate speech on the steps of London's Southwark Crown Court after the case ended on Friday (26Sep14).
Travis, who was given a three-month suspended sentence, was convicted of one charge of indecent assault but had been cleared of 13 other sex attack charges.
The allegation he was convicted of was only made after he was found not guilty on a string of charges at an earlier hearing, and Travis is furious at the way the case was handled, accusing prosecutors of desperately pursuing a conviction.
He said, "I have always been worried, as have my close family and friends, that if the prosecution threw enough mud at me, some of it might stick. Whilst I'm relieved that I have been able to prove that I'm not a sexual predator, I am mortified and I am really disappointed that I was convicted of one count, and it's of little comfort to me that I was acquitted of so many others. Those closest to me... all know the truth and I'm grateful for that."
Travis was found guilty of groping a "naive and trusting" researcher's breasts in a corridor at a Tv studio in 1995 after shooting an interview on a chat show.
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