JONATHAN KING FOUND GUILTY

The music impresario is sentenced to seven years in prison...

JONATHAN KING FOUND GUILTY
JONATHAN KING has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing schoolboys.

The 56-year-old music impresario, who has always denied the paedophilia charges, was found guilty at the Old Bailey in London on six counts of sexual abuse, committed in the 80s.

A further two charges will not now be pursued by the prosecution. King was found guilty in September, but reporting restrictions were only lifted today (November 20).

King is a veteran music industry figure. He charted with a single, 'Everybody's Gone To The Moon', in 1965, going on to enjoy a career as a performer and songwriter in the 60s and 70s. The record executive subsequently developed a career as a TV presenter on 'Entertainment USA', a tabloid newspaper columnist, a novelist, and also enjoyed a long association with Britain's Eurovision bids.

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