Saturday, September 27, 2014

Child sex abuser Jonathan King is back on the BBC

The BBC sparked outrage last night over plans to include convicted sex offender Jonathan King in a documentary about rock band Genesis.

The disgraced music impresario – who still refuses to apologise to his victims despite spending three and a half years in jail – will be interviewed on BBC2 about his role in the band’s early days.

The decision to give him a platform on national TV was immediately criticised by MPs and campaigners.

Tory MP Rob Wilson, who said it was ‘astonishing’ the corporation was not more sensitive to victims in the wake of a string of sex abuse scandals involving high-profile presenters.

He added: ‘After everything that has happened, you would have thought the BBC would steer clear of convicted paedophiles.

'There is little doubt this will upset King’s victims and further tarnish the reputation of the BBC.’

King, 69, is a former chart-topping star and TV producer who worked on BBC shows No Limits and The great British Song Contest.

In 2001, he was convicted of sexual assault on five teenage boys in the 1980s. He was given a seven-year jail sentence and was released on parole in 2005.  (more...)


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