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Ex 'Pop Idol' judge Neil Fox charged with sex offences against children

The presenter “categorically” denies all the charges against him.

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BRITISH DJ NEIL Fox has been charged with nine sex offences against six people, three of whom were children at the time.

He’s due to appear before court on 16 April.

The presenter, best known for his TV role as a ‘Pop Idol’ judge “categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him,” his lawyer said, according to the BBC.

Setting out the offences, London Metropolitan Police said the DJ, 53, was charged with:

  • One count of indecent assault on a female aged under 14 contrary to Sexual Offences Act 1956
  • One count of indecent assault on a female aged under 16 contrary to Sexual Offences Act 1956
  • One count of indecent assault on a female aged under 16 contrary to Sexual Offences Act 1956

These offences, according to police, are alleged to have taken place between 1991-1996 and relate to three separate victims who were juveniles at the time.

He was also charged with:

  • Four counts of indecent assault on a female over 16 contrary to Sexual Offences Act 1956.
  • One count of sexual assault on a female contrary to Section 3 Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • One count of sexual assault on a female contrary to Section 3 Sexual Offences Act 2003. 

Those offences, police say, are alleged to have happened between 2003 – 2014 and relate to three separate alleged victims.

Investigators have stressed the investigation is not part of Operation Yewtree, which was set up in the wake of the child abuse revelations concerning the late former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

Fox was first arrested in September of last year following accusations by two women. He was arrested again in December.

Read: ‘Depraved and exploitative’: Jimmy Savile abused vulnerable people aged between 5 and 75>

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