Former Spandau Ross ballet singer William Wilde, 34, appears in court accused of a series of sexual assaults

Former Spandau ballet singer cries as he appears in court accused of series of sexual assaults: Ross William Wilde, 34, ‘raped a woman and filmed himself molesting six others as they slept’

  • Former ballet singer Spandau has been accused of raping a seventh woman
  • He allegedly blackmailed her and revealed a private picture of her
  • Appearing in Carlisle Court on Thursday, Ross William Wilde wept as he heard the charges – accused of 17 crimes between 2013 and 2018.

A former Spandau Ballet singer wept as he appeared in court accused of a series of sexual assaults.

Ross William Wilde, 34, allegedly committed 17 crimes including rape and sexual assault at his home in north London, a hotel in Shrewsbury and in Cannes, France between 2013 and 2018.

The Scottish musician is accused of raping and blackmailing a woman and revealing a sexual image of her.

He is also accused of filming himself molesting six other women while they were sleeping.

Wilde, who replaced Tony Hadley as the singer of the ’80s band in 2018, was arrested at his parents’ home in Aberdeen yesterday after prosecutors gave the green light to police to charge him earlier this week.

Ross William Wilde, former Spandau ballet singer (circled) appears in court for rape and sexual assault

The singer wore a plain black shirt and had his black hair dyed on one side during an appearance at Carlisle Court.

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

Regarding the rape charge, Mr. Thoms made no formal appeal on behalf of Wilderness, but said: “This is vehemently rejected. He wants his day in court.”

The 34-year-old was placed in pretrial detention to appear at Wood Green Crown Court, London, on June 22.

The investigation into Wild began in 2019, when they confiscated a mobile phone that allegedly contained ‘horrific images’ of women being molested in their sleep.

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

With regard to the charge of rape, Mr. Thoms made no formal appeal on behalf of Wilder, but said:

Regarding the rape charge, Mr. Thoms made no formal appeal on behalf of Wilderness, but said: “This is vehemently rejected. He wants his day in court.”

Another incident allegedly occurred at a hotel in Shrewsbury in June 2017. The latest incident allegedly occurred in Cannes in May 2018, while Wilde was attending a film festival.

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

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.

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