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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 December 1944London, England, UK
Birth NameKenneth George King

Mini Bio (1)

In 2000 King was investigated by police in relation to allegations of sexual offenses committed against boys since the 1970s. 27 men came forward to make similar allegations. Surrey Police subsequently revealed that their investigation, covering the years 1969 to 1989, had found that King had approached 10,000 to 20,000 boys ostensibly to question them for "research", which the police said was "a device to get to the boys and start speaking to them and grooming them for his purposes." The investigation led to King's being charged and put on trial at the Old Bailey.

He was found guilty of six offenses of indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery against five boys aged between 14 and 16 during the 1980s. In sentencing him, Judge David Paget, QC, said "You used your fame and success to attract adolescent and impressionable boys. You then abused the trust they and their parents placed in you.

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Trivia (5)

Convicted of sexually abusing teenage boys in September 2001 and imprisoned for a total of seven years. Freed in March 2005.
When he was a young man at Charterhouse school in England, he had a budding music career. He was known as a big man on campus, who was looked up to by amateur musicians. While there, he was "discovered" and named the band, Genesis. After a very short run as their producer, he passed them along to his friend, Tony Stratton Smith's management company. Of course, the band went on to become a huge success many years later, spawning the solo careers of Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins.
Presented with the Music Industry Trusts' Award in 1997 for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry.
He produced the first Genesis album, "From Genesis to Revelation", and his company still owns the rights to it. Despite naming the band and securing their first recording deal, he earns nothing from subsequent Genesis releases. He also produced the original soundtrack album and backed The Rocky Horror Show in 1972. One of his associate companies Bocu publishes Abba.
His mother was the stage actress Ailsa Linley King.

Personal Quotes (8)

I have always been anti-establishment, and to be accepted by any establishment is offensive to me.
Celebrity provokes fantasies, particularly when guided by saturation coverage in the media. The tabloids are 99% entertainment, 1% information. It seems the mere mention of my name provokes hysteria. The truth is, being described as a 'vile pervert' means absolutely nothing to me.
I've found prison a most enlightening, enjoyable and fascinating experience. Like boarding school without the sex. There's a whole world in there, packed with nice, horrid, average and extraordinary people, a way of life unknown to the majority of us.
You meet fascinating people and get to see the other side of the world, one that you never knew existed. Like most people, I had the view that once the prison gate slams shut, hell takes place, but the reality couldn't be further from the truth. I have had no complaints at all about my time inside, apart from the food at Broadmoor.
I've had a brilliant three-and-a-half years for crimes I did not commit. I'm innocent of the charges against me. There is no issue of the acts being consensual, there were no acts. However much people try, you can't bend the truth. There's no truth in the offenses whatsoever. One of the five men I am accused of abusing I have never even met and there is no evidence I ever did meet him.
One of the happiest things about 1986 was that at last Chris De Burgh smashed his way to number one.
The crimes never happened. At least miscarriages of justice in cases of murder have bodies to show that crimes did take place. If I'd been tried now, instead of 14 years ago, when the ages of consent had only just been equalised thanks to the EU and to the fury of homophobes, I would certainly have been found innocent.
[on Sir Jimmy Savile] He was an innocent man unless, of course, (newspapers) agree with the current legal premise that an accused person is guilty until or unless he or she can prove themselves innocent. That applies dead or alive, doesn't it, unless we must believe the media always carries the truth.

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