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DJ Neil Fox used fame to sexually abuse fans as young as 14, court to0ld

By Nina Massey

Published 06/11/2015

Neil Fox and Vicky Fox arrive at court yesterday
Neil Fox and Vicky Fox arrive at court yesterday

Radio DJ Neil Fox exploited his fame to sexually abuse fans as young as 14 as well as colleagues, a court has heard.

The 54-year-old, also known as Foxy or Dr Fox, is alleged to have sexually abused three girls aged under 16 between 1988 and 1996.

One of the complainants says she was 14 when Fox took her to an underground car park at Capital Radio in Euston, London, and kissed her.

In a separate incident in July 1988, he is alleged to have taken the then 15-year-old on a tour of the building's record library and made her perform a sex act on him.

Prosecutor John Price QC told Westminster Magistrates Court: "The prosecution alleges in this case that he has exploited the privilege conferred upon him by his fame to inflict his sexual actions upon women without regard either for their wishes or their age. He also inflicted himself upon adolescent girls - in other words, children."

Mr Price said one of Fox's alleged teenage victims was a fan.

"She would regularly go to his flat and intimacy would occur between them," he added.

During his police interview, Fox admitted the teenager used to visit him, but denied anything sexual occurred, saying they shared a cup of tea.

The court heard from a woman who was 14 when Fox allegedly kissed her and slid his hand up her skirt at a motor show in Bromley, south east London, in July 1991.

Another allegation says that in April 1996, he forced his tongue into the mouth of a 15-year-old girl after she asked him for a peck on the cheek at Chessington World of Adventures.

Fox denies eight counts of indecent assault and two of sexual assault, all said to have taken place between 1988 and 2014.

The trial continues.

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