12/10/2012 06:41 BST | Updated 12/10/2012 06:43 BST

John Peel, Jimmy Savile's Colleague, 'Got 15-Year-Old Schoolgirl Pregnant'

DJ John Peel reportedly got a 15-year-old schoolgirl pregnant in the summer of 1969.

Following revelations that Jimmy Savile allegedly raped and molested young teenage girls, a woman has now claimed Peel - who was a colleague of Savile at the BBC - had a three-month affair with her when she was 15.

Jane Nevin told the 'Daily Mail' she would go to his London BBC studio or backstage at concerts to "make love".

The paper reports Peel had unprotected sex with the teenager and that they split up when her mother found out about the relationship.

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Nevin was then forced to have an abortion after discovering she had become pregnant with the 30-year-old BBC radio host's child.

She wrote to Peel 30 years later and he replied expressing his relief that she was not writing to confess she had given birth to his secret child.

Peel worked with Savile at Radio One from 1968 to 1987 and The Belfast Telegraph reports Peel spoke openly about having sex with young girls, referring to it as a "perk" of being a DJ.

Meanwhile, it has now been revealed Savile may have abused as many as 25 victims over a 40-year period on a "national scale", according to investigating police.

The number of claims about his alleged abuse of children in his BBC dressing room, at hospitals and schools continues to rise and involves teenage girls as young as 13. Calls have now been made for the BBC to review its guidelines on child protection.

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