DJ Neil Fox charged with nine sex offences

Former 'Pop Idol' judge is set to appear in court on April 16

Radio DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences.

Scotland Yard said he faced six charges of indecent assault, of which three allegedly involved girls aged under 16 between 1991 and 1996, and two allegations of sexual assault.

He is due to appear before Westminster magistrates on April 16, reports BBC News.

His lawyer Anthony Burton, said he “categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him”. He said it would be inappropriate for his client to say anything else.

Fox was first arrested last September, after the Metropolitan Police said four allegations of sexual assault had been made.

At the time, Bauer Media, who run Magic, the radio station on which Fox was then working, released a statement about the 53-year-old broadcaster, confirming that he would be taken off the air.

A second arrest was made in December 2014 for a further three allegations of sexual assaults.

He began his career in local radio before moving to Radio Luxembourg.

Fox joined London’s Capital Radio in 1987 and remained there until 2005.

In 1993 he landed the job of presenting the Sunday afternoon Network Chart Show, later known as the Pepsi chart.

He worked as a judge on Pop Idol from 2001 to 2003 alongside Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, and Nicki Chapman.

Fox joined Magic in 2005 where he presented the breakfast show, Foxy In The Morning.