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Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits long list of child sex offences

By Rachel Burnett

Published 23/08/2016

Disgraced: Chris Denning
Disgraced: Chris Denning

Disgraced Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to 21 historical child sex offences between 1969 and 1986.

Denning, one of the founding presenters on the flagship station, appeared in the dock yesterday wearing a faded red T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

He will be sentenced at the same court on October 6 by Judge Alistair McCreath.

Denning, from London, has a string of convictions for abusing young boys.

He is currently serving a 13-year jail sentence for a catalogue of sexual assaults against 24 victims, including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile's house, from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Judge Peter Testar said: "Judge McCreath sentenced this defendant in November 2014.

"It must make sense, Judge McCreath having passed that sentence, for him to sentence this man for these offences, because the question which must arise is the relationship between any sentence passed today and any sentence passed then."

The three charges Denning pleaded not guilty to were ordered to lie on the file.

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