British singer Jonathan King is the latest entertainer to be arrested on child sex offenses.
King was arrested at his home in Bayswater, England by Surrey police who allege that he and two other men, also arrested, had sex with boys under the age of 16 at the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Themes during the late 70's and early 80's.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surry Police issued a statement:
This is a complex investigation into numerous allegations of sexual abuse and assault dating back over several decades.This is not King's first charge in this area. In 2000, he was investigated for other offences against underage boys dating back to the 60's. He was found guilty the next year and sentenced to seven years in prison of which he served four. King has maintained his innocence in all cases.
Our investigation focuses on the Walton Hop disco, a popular event for youngsters between the 1970s and 1980s and we are following a number of lines of inquiry.
However if anyone has information that may help the investigation I would ask them to contact us.
King had two top ten hits in Britain, Everyone's Gone to the Moon (1965 / #4 U.K.) and Una Paloma Blanca (White Dove) (1975 / #5). Moon also made it to number 17 in the U.S.
As a producer, he worked with Hedgehoppers Anonymous, St. Cecelia, the Bay City Rollers and others.