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Tony King is a character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Chris Coghill.
He was the partner of established character Bianca Jackson, and a father-figure to her four children.
Tony sexually abused Bianca's stepdaughter, Whitney Dean, and began grooming her school-friend Lauren Branning, before his predatory nature was uncovered and he was arrested for his crimes.
Tony appeared between 12 September and 12 December 2008 and returned in December 2009 to stand trial.
Tony King's story was the first time that child molestation was made a subject in a UK soap opera and earned him lasting infamy as one of the most horrifying figures in British soap opera lore, with over 200 complaints made about the controversial character.
Yet despite this it was praised by the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Child Cruelty) for helping to raise awareness of the hidden nature of sexual abuse.