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DLT in court on sex attack charges
DJ Dave Lee Travis has appeared in court to face 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.
The 68-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood his bail conditions at the 20-minute preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey.
He has indicated that he will plead not guilty to the charges, which are said to have taken place between 1977 and 2007 against nine alleged victims aged between 15 and 29.
Travis, who wore a grey suit, white shirt and patterned tie for the hearing, has denied any wrongdoing since he was first arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in November last year.
His lawyer, Stephen Vullo, told the court that he would prefer a trial to begin as soon as possible.
After the short hearing, Travis told reporters inside the court building that he would not talk about the case. He said: "I've got nothing to say."
Earlier, Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, had made no comment as he walked past a large pack of television cameramen and photographers on his way into court.
He was released on bail on condition that he lives at his home in Mentmore, Bedfordshire, and does not contact the alleged victims.
Mr Justice Sweeney adjourned the case for a plea and case management hearing on October 21 and fixed a trial date for March 4 next year. The trial is expected to last four to five weeks.
Travis was charged last month as part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, but the accusations against Travis have no connection to the disgraced television presenter.