BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning jailed for historic sex abuse of boys

Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years (Picture: REX)
Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years (Picture: REX)

Disgraced former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for child abuse. The 75-year-old prolific paedophile, who was also one of the station’s founding presenters, used his fame to groom and sexually assault dozens of young victims in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

He even ‘offered’ one young boy to another BBC presenter, it was revealed in court.

Denning took some of the boys to London on a number of occasions and introduced them to other celebrities, including notorious sex offender Gary Glitter.

He was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison at Southwark Crown Court for abusing 11 boys, some who were as young as eight at the time.

Judge Alistair McCreath said the effect on the victims, who are now grown men, has been ‘devastating’.

‘It is not to be forgotten that all of this suffering was inflicted by you for nothing other than your own selfish pleasure,’ he told Denning.

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SOURCES: News Now/Metro News Online

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