Ex-Dragon's Den star pleads not guilty to child sex charges
Ex-Dragon's Den star Doug Richard has pleaded not guilty to a string of child sex charges.
Ex-Dragon's Den star Doug Richard has pleaded not guilty to a string of child sex charges after appearing before the Old Bailey.
Richard, one of the first 'dragon's' on the reality TV show, denied three charges relating to allegations that he paid a 13-year-old girl for sex after meeting her on a "Sugar Daddy" website.
The US-born businessman has been accused of spanking his alleged victim's bottom and engaging in other sexual activity with her after she travelled to London to meet him on January 2.
Richard, who is reportedly one of the Prime Minister's former foreign policy advisers, is due back in court for a five-day trial starting on January 25.