Ex-Radio 1 DJ sentenced for child sex abuse offences

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning sentencing delayed

The sentencing of an ex-Radio 1 DJ for a series of sex attacks on 24 young boys has been adjourned after the prosecutor failed to attend court because of ill health.

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  1. 9 December 2014 at 3:54am

Ex-Radio 1 DJ sentenced for child sex abuse offences

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning will be sentenced today for 41 sex offences against young boys over a 20-year period.
Chris Denning, who was first arrested last year by detectives from the sex crime inquiry Operation Yewtree, was part of the Radio 1 team that launched the station in 1967 <!–[if (lt IE 9) & (!IEMobile)]> <![endif]–> &lt;img alt=”Chris Denning, who was first arrested last year by detectives from the sex crime inquiry Operation Yewtree, was part of the Radio 1 team that launched the station in 1967″ src=”http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/542684/article_update_img.jpg” /&gt;
Chris Denning, who was first arrested last year by detectives from the sex crime inquiry Operation Yewtree, was part of the Radio 1 team that launched the station in 1967 Credit: PA
The 73-year-old, who was arrested in June last year as part of Operation Yewtree, has admitted the charges involving 26 victims between 1967 and 1987, including one boy who was just nine years old.
Denning, of Basildon in Essex, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of indecent assault on a male, a charge of gross indecency and another of indecency with a child, when he appeared at London’s Southwark Crown Court last month.
He had previously admitted 29 charges – including 26 counts of indecent assault on a male and three of indecency with a child – at an earlier hearing in August.
Last updated Tue 9 Dec 2014

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