British DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine different sex offences involving six people, three of whom were children. According to BBC News, Scotland Yard confirmed that the fifty three year old former Pop Idol judge faced six charges of indecent assault, including three which allegedly involved girls under the age of sixteen between 1991 and 1996, as well as two allegations of sexual assault.
Fulham-born Fox is due to face Westminster magistrates on April 16th, with BBC News confirming his lawyers comments on the charges; "(he) categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him." His lawyer continued to note that it would be inappropriate for Fox to make any further comments. Fox was first arrested on September 30th after four allegations were made against him, he was then arrested again in December 2014 after three more allegation of sexual assaults were made against him.
Currently, Mr Fox is charged with one indecent assault on a girl aged under fourteen, two assaults on a girl aged under sixteen as well as four indecent assaults on a women over the age of sixteen and two sexual assaults on a female between 2003 and 2014.
It has been made clear that Mr Fox has not been arrested under as part of Operation Yewtree, which was set up after the horrific revelations regarding Jimmy Savile. Mr Fox is just another name in the increasingly long list of public and entertainment figures that are being charged for sexual assaults, including Rolf Harris, Max Clifford and Chris Denning.
Alongside Simon Cowell, Nicki Chapman and Pete Waterman, Fox appeared as part of the Pop Idol judging panel from 2001 to 2003 after finding fame as Dr Fox or 'Foxy' on Radio Luxembourg and then London's Capital Radio in the 1980's. More recently, Fox has been presenting the breakfast show 'Foxy in The Morning' on Magic 105.4 after leaving Capital in 2005. Fox is currently suspended from his regular morning spot on Magic, with the radio station staying quiet about the situation.