'Former DJ Jonathan King has denied a string of historical sexual abuse offences against 12 teenagers in the 1970s and 1980s.
The 73-year-old, of Bayswater in west London, is accused of assaulting the boys aged between 14 and 17, from 1970 and 1988.
Wearing a dark suit, and brightly coloured trainers, King - who followed proceedings with the aid of a hearing loop - spoke to enter pleas of not guilty to each of the counts that were put to him at Southwark Crown Court under his real name Kenneth King.
The charges relate to touching both over and under clothes, to masturbation and oral sex.
The alleged offences were uncovered as part of Surrey Police ‘Operation Ravine’.
Cambridge graduate King was famed for songs including Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling.'
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