The former broadcaster Stuart Hall will be sentenced this morning, for a series of indecent assaults.
Hall, from Wilmslow in Cheshire, pleaded guilty last month to attacking 13 girls between 1968 and 1986. His youngest victim was aged 9.
That hearing followed vociferous public denials of any wrong-doing by the broadcaster. He said he had endured "a living nightmare" and but for his "very loving family" may have considered taking his own life.
However, by the time of his guilty pleas, Hall's lawyer told the media: "Mr Hall deeply and sincerely regrets his actions. He wishes to issue an unreserved apology to the individuals concerned. He now accepts his behaviour and actions were completely wrong and he is very remorseful."
The Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West says Hall "can only be described as an opportunistic predator."
Hall is due to appear at Preston Crown Court.