A former radio presenter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Norfolk has been accused of sexually abusing children, another case which could possibly be linked to a paedophile ring.
Michael Souter, 59, from Norfolk, is charged with 18 offences including serious sexual misconduct and indecent assault against boys, as well as a charge each against a man and a woman, which occurred between 1979 and 1999, the British media reported.
Souter was granted conditional bail by magistrates in Norwich and was ordered to appear at Norwich Crown Court on 14 December.
The former presenter worked for the BBC’s Radio Norfolk since its launch in 1980 until the 1990s.
This comes after a recent major crisis surrounding the BBC as questions were raised about the corporation's decisions over sexual abuse allegations involving former broadcaster Jimmy Savile, as a special Panorama report on the issue was aired.
BBC’s Newsnight program investigating Savile’s sex crimes was mysteriously stopped from being aired in 2011.
Critics believe that the BBC was well aware of Savile’s abuses and had covered up his crimes for many years, as well as the claimed involvement of other BBC stars and members including former rock singer Gary Glitter and former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis.