Ex-BBC DJ admits to 21 counts of child sex abuse

A former BBC DJ and radio presenter in the UK, Chris Denning, has admitted abusing 11 children, some as young as eight, with one victim being abused at Jimmy Savile’s house.

Denning, 75, will be sentenced on 6 October, but is already in jail serving a 13-year sentence for sexual assaults on 24 different victims aged 9 – 16 carried out between the 1960s and 1980s.

Four of Denning’s victims were in court to see him plead guilty.

He will be sentenced at London’s Southwark Crown Court by the same judge who jailed him for his most recent offences.

The latest 21 offences were discovered as part of a police investigation into a youth disco, which includes indecent assault of men and boys and inciting boys under 16 and 14 to commit acts of gross indecency. He denied three other offences.

He was part of the original crew that launched BBC Radio 1 in 1967, but left two years later. His career ended after he was first convicted of sex offences in 1974.Read more