JONATHAN KING CHARGED WITH 11 SEX OFFENCES

The alleged assaults are all thought to date back to the '70s...

Pop mogul JONATHAN KING has been charged with 11 offences against young men and boys, most of them under 16 years old.

As reported yesterday on NME.COM, King was arrested on Tuesday (January 23) and taken to Staines police station in Middlesex, where he was questioned for several hours before being bailed.

He has been charged on seven counts of buggery on males under 16 and one count of attempted buggery on a male under 16. He also faces three charges of indecent assault, one on a male of 17, the others on two males under 16.

He has been bailed to appear before Staines Magistrates Court on February 1.

According to [url=]www.ananova.com, King, charged under his real name Kenneth George King, will have to return to Staines Magistrates on February 13 to face three further charges of sexual offences. The charges – one of indecent assault, one of buggery and another of attempted buggery – were brought in November. Like the fresh offences the crimes are thought to date back to the ’70s.

King, who discovered bands such as 10CC and Genesis as well as releasing a host of hits under his own name and various pseudonyms, has yet to comment on the new charges.