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Music mogul ‘lured boys with alcohol’

June 14, 2018 2:44 AM
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Music mogul ‘lured boys with alcohol’

MUSIC mogul Jonathan King sexually assaulted 11 teenage boys after luring them into his car, plying them with drinks and promising they could meet celebrities, a court heard yesterday.

One alleged victim was given £200 on his birthday, an introduction to DJ Kenny Everett and a song dedication on Capital Radio, jurors were told.

The pop impresario, now 73, “used his position in the music industry and his fame” to prey on boys aged 13 to 16 in the 1970s and ’80s, Rosina Cottage, prosecuting, told Southwark Crown Court.

She said he would pick up the youngsters in a Daimler or RollsRoyce “and would fl atter them and pretend that they could help him with research or promotion”.

He would then drive them to his home, where he would “give them alcohol or promise them sex with teenage girls and show them pornography”.


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