The trial is continuing at Norwich Crown Court today (Tuesday) of a former BBC radio presenter accused of serious sex offences against young boys.
60-year-old Mike Souter from Loddon near Norwich is answering allegations that he abused boys aged between 11 and 16 between 1999 and 2009.
The prosecution claim he is a deviant sexual abuser of boys, but he denies this. He admits that a boy performed a sex act on him and he liked to act out fantasies of wearing a school uniform and being spanked by someone in authority, but was 'flabbergasted' to hear he'd been accused of abuse.
The court has heard that Mike Souter was in the Royal Navy before working for BBC Radio Norfolk in 1980. He later set up his own media relations company and recently has been working as a travel writer.
He's pleaded not guilty to 19 charges of sexual abuse involving seven boys.
Former BBC radio presenter Michael Souter has started giving evidence at Norwich Crown Court.
The 60-year-old is accused of a series of sexual offences against boys over two decades.
This afternoon, Mr Souter went into the witness box to give his version of events.
He said he liked to dress up as a schoolboy to relieve stress and as a means of escape.
Mr Souter talked about how he was seen as Radio Norfolk's "Action man" when he began working for he station in 1980. He became leader of a Venture Scout group in Norwich, and some of the boys did jobs for him like washing his car.
Through a scheme called 'Link-up', he began mentoring a boy who needed a "blokey" influence in his life.
Mr Souter admitted there was an occasion where a boy performed oral sex on him - but couldn't explain why it happened. The trial resumes.
A former BBC employee from Norfolk has appeared in court accused of sexual offences against children.
Michael Souter, of Low Bungay Road, Loddon, has been charged with 18 offences relating to boys, plus one offence against a man and one against a woman.
The charges relate to six different boys, including under-14s, and two adults and include serious sexual offences and indecent assault. The offences date back to between 1979 and 1999 and happened in Norfolk.
Outside court, Souter said he looked forward to proving his innocence:
"Irrespective of innocence or guilt, people have judged me before one word has been given in evidence in a court of law. Many people wonder how much coverage would have been given both in the UK and around the world if the letters 'BBC' had not formed part of my CV."