Police investigate sex abuse claims against TV host

A British ex-pat and TV host, who was shot dead in the US by a man believed to be his son-in-law and former lover, is being investigated over sex abuse allegations.

Suffolk Police said they were looking into the claims after receiving "a handful of calls" from people saying they were sexually abused by Scott Rogers, 52, a former dance school teacher in the UK.

Mathew Hodgkinson is believed to have killed the talk show host before turning the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt, police in Iberville, Baton Rouge said.

There were no UK police investigations ongoing into Scott Rogers prior to his death. Suffolk Police has so far received a handful of calls from people who have made initial allegations that were sexually abused by him.

Detectives will make further contact with these individuals in the next few days to ascertain whether they wish to disclose further information.

– Suffolk Police spokesman