Pop impresario JONATHAN KING has been arrested for a second time by detectives in an ongoing investigation into alleged sex offences.
King was arrested yesterday (January 23) and taken to Staines police station in Middlesex, where he was questioned for several hours before being bailed.
King, who discovered bands such as 10CC and Genesis as well as releasing a host of hits under his own name and various pseudonyms, was first arrested by police on November 23. He appeared before Staines Magistrates Court on November 30 accused of three offences against young boys dating back to the early ’70s – one charge of indecent assault, one of buggery and another of attempted buggery. That case was adjourned until January 2, but was recently extended until February 13.
A spokesperson for the police told NME.COM this morning (January 24) that enquiries were still ongoing and it was unclear at present if King would face further charges.
King has continually maintained his innocence, stating previously, “I categorically deny these absurd allegations about events from 28 years ago.”