King Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Former music industry exec Jonathan King was arrested Sept. 9 on suspicion of historical child sex offenses. 

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King, 70, was arrested by Surrey Police at his west London home. Two other men, aged 77 and 86, both from Walton-on-Thames, were also arrested, according to BBC News.

All three are accused of various sexual offenses concerning boys under the age of 16. They were released on bail. The arrests were made in connection with allegations linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames as part of an ongoing investigation, BBC News reported.

“This is a complex investigation into numerous allegations of sexual abuse and assault dating back over several decades,” said DCI Karen Mizzi. “Our investigation focuses on the Walton Hop Disco, a popular event for youngsters between the 1970s and 1980s, and we are following a number of lines of inquiry.”

King is a former chart-topping star and TV producer who worked on BBC shows such as “No Limits” and “The Great British Song Contest.” His lengthy career in music encompassed performing, songwriting, TV presenting and as an industry executive. King worked with bands such as Genesis and the Bay City Rollers.