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Ex-DJ Jonathan King charged with 18 sex attacks on boys

King has been released on bail by Surrey Police, to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 26.

Former DJ Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences against nine teenage boys dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

The 72-year-old, of Bayswater, central London, is accused of the sex attacks between 1970 and 1986 when the victims were aged between 14 and 16.

King has been released on bail by Surrey Police, to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 26.

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The charges are part of the force’s Operation Ravine, which was launched in 2015 following a review by Merseyside Police into an earlier investigation, Operation Arundel, which dated back to 2000.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: “The independent review was commissioned in January 2014 to ensure all lines of inquiry had been identified.

“A number of actions have subsequently been progressed under Operation Ravine, leading to new allegations of sexual offences being identified.”

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