Former Spandau Ballet singer Ross William Wilde in court for raping and sexually assaulting sleeping women

Ross William Wilde, former ballet singer Spandau, has appeared in court on charges of rape and sexual assault.

The 34-year-old is accused of filming himself molesting six different women as they slept.

Former Spandau Ballet singer Ross William Wilde, center, appears in court for rape and sexual assault

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Former Spandau Ballet singer Ross William Wilde, center, appears in court for rape and sexual assaultCredit: Getty – Contributor
The 34-year-old is accused of filming himself molesting six different women in their sleep

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The 34-year-old is accused of filming himself molesting six different women in their sleep

He is also accused of raping and blackmailing a seventh woman and revealing a private sexual photo of the complainant.

Scotsman Wilde wept yesterday as he appeared in Carlisle District Court under his real name, Ross Davidson, who is accused of 17 crimes between 2013 and 2018.

He was arrested at his parents’ home in Aberdeen on Thursday after the Public Security Police Service allowed police to charge him earlier this week.

Wilde was wearing a plain black shirt and had his black hair stained on one side when he appeared at the dock with two security officers.

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“He’s a professional musician,” he cried as his attorney, Chris Toms, told the court.

No formal pleas were made but Mr. Toms said of the rape charge: “This is vehemently rejected. He wants his day in court.”

Wilde was placed in pretrial detention to appear at Taj Wood Green Court, London, on 22 July.

Leading Met Specialist Crime began investigating Wild in 2019 and seized a mobile phone allegedly containing horrific images of women being molested in their sleep.

Understandably, many of the women were not identified by the police.

Four of the alleged sexual assaults are said to have occurred at Wilde’s home in Finchley, north London, between October 2013 and December 2017.

Another incident allegedly occurred at a hotel in Shrewsbury in June 2017.

The most recent incident allegedly occurred in Cannes in May 2018, while Wilde was attending a film festival and in the same month he joined the Topper Spandau Ballet in the 1980s.

Wilde has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of voyeurism in connection with those alleged crimes.

He is also accused of rape between 1 August and 1 October 2013, extortion of the complainant herself in November 2017, and criminal damage to her property.

Wilde was accused of revealing a private sexual image of the same woman with intent to cause her grief in October 2017.

He faces a recent charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image that shows a non-consensual sexual act.

Wilde replaced Tony Hadley as the lead singer of Spandau Ballet in 2018 after playing Elvis Presley in the West End band Million Dollar Quartet, along with the band’s guitarist Martin Kemp.

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But he was sacked by the band live on ITV’s This Morning two years later.

He later said that the humiliation prompted him to attempt suicide while in Cannes.

Wilde cried when he appeared in Carlisle District Court under his real name, Ross Davidson, accused of 17 crimes between 2013 and 2018.

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Wilde cried when he appeared in Carlisle District Court under his real name, Ross Davidson, accused of 17 crimes between 2013 and 2018.Credit: Getty – Contributor

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