Speaking anonymously on a US radio show, one of the alleged victims said he had met Mr Rogers at his dance studio when he was 12 years old and had been abused from the age of 13.
“This began when I was 13 and increased in frequency all the way until I was 18,” he added.
A second alleged victim said he met Mr Rogers when he was 11. He told the radio host: “He is a master manipulator, he is an expert at brainwashing. He is the worst predatory paedophile that you can imagine.
“He was a monster that I felt was trying to destroy me. I often, often, often feared for my life. There were often situations where I was strangled into unconsciousness.”