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Ex-Spandau Ballet singer Ross William Wild, from Aberdeen, accused of sex assault and rape

Ross William Wild attended Aberdeen Grammar School. Picture by Kath Flannery.
Ross William Wild attended Aberdeen Grammar School. Picture by Kath Flannery.

A former pop star from Aberdeen has appeared in court accused of a string of sex offences spanning five years.

Ross William Wild, who was part of Spandau Ballet, is facing 17 charges, including rape and sexual assault, which allegedly happened between 2013 and 2018.

Wild, who attended Aberdeen Grammar School, was arrested at his parents’ home in the city on Thursday after prosecutors gave the green light for police to charge him.

Accused of rape

The musician, who joined the band in 2018 to replace Tony Hadley, is accused of raping a woman, blackmailing her and disclosing a private sexual picture of her.

The 34-year-old is also accused of filming himself molesting six other women while they were sleeping.

The Daily Mail reported that he made no formal plea on the accusations of rape but his lawyer, Chris Toms told Carlisle Magistrates’ Court: “That is firmly denied. He wants his day in court.”

Remanded in custody

The 34-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear at Wood Green Crown Court in London on July 22.

An investigation into Wild began back in 2019 when police seized a mobile phone, which allegedly contained images of women being molested as they were sleeping.

The incidents are believed to have taken place at his London home, Shrewsbury and Cannes in France.

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