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Wednesday, 24 January, 2001, 08:30 GMT
Second arrest for Jonathan King
Jonathan King
Jonathan King: Denies all charges
Millionaire pop mogul Jonathan King has been arrested for the second time by detectives investigating sex offences.

A police spokesman confirmed that a 55-year-old man was questioned at Staines police station and later released on bail.

Mr King, who discovered bands including Genesis and 10cc and enjoyed a string of pop hits, was first arrested last November at his luxury Bayswater home in London.

He appeared in court several days later charged with two serious sex offences and an indecent assault, following a lengthy investigation by the Serious Sex Offenders Unit of the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

Jonathan King
King was a TV presenter in the 1980s
The charges relate to three boys, who were aged between 13 and 15 at the time of the alleged attacks over a year from December 1970.

Mr King denied all the allegations against him, saying they were "absurd".

Mr King was born in Godalming, Surrey, and educated at top public school Charterhouse.

During his 15-year career in the music industry, he had a string of "bubblegum" pop hits during the 1970s.

He wrote his first number one, Everyone's Gone to the Moon, aged 21, while reading English at Cambridge.

In the 80s he moved into television, devising the show Entertainment USA, which he also presented, and the teenage music programme No Limits.

He also dabbled in writing, with a novel and a pop column in The Sun.

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