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British DJ Dave Lee Travis pleads not guilty to string of indecent assault charges

  • British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis arrives for his hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.  Travis, 68, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, has been charged with 14 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29 between 1977 and 2007. He denies all charges.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis arrives for his hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Travis, 68, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, has been charged with 14 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29 between 1977 and 2007. He denies all charges. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)  (The Associated Press)

  • British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis arrives for his hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.  Travis, 68, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, has been charged with 14 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29 between 1977 and 2007. He denies all charges.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis arrives for his hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Travis, 68, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, has been charged with 14 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29 between 1977 and 2007. He denies all charges. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)  (The Associated Press)

A prominent British disc jockey has pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen charges of indecent assault.

DJ Dave Lee Travis — whose real name is David Patrick Griffin — was arrested in November as part of a wide-ranging police inquiry that began by looking into allegations against the late Jimmy Savile, a BBC TV host suspected of abusing hundreds of underage girls.

The 68-year-old Travis is accused of 14 counts of indecent assault between 1976 and 2003, along with one count of sexual assault in 2008.

Travis pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges Tuesday at London's Southwark Crown Court.

His trial is set to start on Jan. 14.