Ex-Radio 1 DJ admits child sex abuse

Published Tuesday, 05 August 2014
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Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against young boys.

Ex-Radio 1 DJ admits child sex abuse
Former DJ Chris Denning pleaded guilty to 29 charges. (© PA)

He admitted 29 charges involving boys as young as nine when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London on Tuesday.

But he denied a further 12 charges and will face trial on 24 November.

The offences he admitted were committed between 1967 and 1984 and involved boys aged from nine to 16.

Denning, 73, of Basildon in Essex, was one of the original Radio 1 line-up when the station was launched in 1967.

He was also the first announcer heard on BBC2 when the television channel took to the air in 1964.

He was first arrested by detectives from sex crime inquiry Operation Yewtree in June last year.

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