Ray Teret, who was once Jimmy Savile’s driver, is charged with a number of historic sex offences including 16 child rapes.
Jimmy Savile’s former chauffeur, who once shared a flat with the disgraced broadcaster, has been charged with a string of historic sex offences.
Ray Teret, 72, has been charged with 32 offences relating to 15 alleged victims who claimed they were sexually abused between 1962 and 1996.
Most of the alleged offences are said to have taken place in the Greater Manchester area.
Teret, from Altrincham, is charged with 15 counts of rape of a female under 16, one count of rape, one count of attempted rape of a female under 16, six counts of indecent assault of a female under 16, three counts of indecent assault of a female under 14, one count of gross indecency with a child under 13 and two counts of conspiracy to rape a girl under 16.
The former DJ is also charged with one count of possession of extreme pornography, one count of possession of prohibited images and one count of possession of an indecent image of a child.
Teret, who was initially arrested and bailed last November with another man on suspicion of historic rape allegations, is due to appear before magistrates in Manchester on Saturday.
Police previously said the accusations against him were not linked to the national inquiry into Savile.
DCI Graham Brock, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “This has been a complex investigation that was originally launched in October 2012 when an initial complaint was made to Greater Manchester Police.
“Since that time, we have carried out extensive and wide-ranging inquiries and interviewed a number of people as part of that investigation.
“It is now very important that we make no further comment and allow the correct legal process to take its course unimpeded and without prejudice.
“We will continue to support all those women who have come forward and offer them whatever welfare they need through the use of specially-trained officers.”
Two other men have also been charged following the investigation into Teret.
William Harper, 65, from Stretford, is charged with charged with conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 and attempt rape of a girl under 16.
Alan Ledger, 62, from Altrincham, is accused of indecently assaulting a girl under 16 and aiding and abetting the rape of a girl under 16.
Both men will appear at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on October 30 2013.