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

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.