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Ex-BBC DJ Denning sentenced to 13 years for abusing boys

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing 24 boys as young as 10.

The 73-year-old was arrested in June last year by Operation Yewtree detectives, and subsequently admitted 41 charges of assaulting young boys between 1967 - the year he was revealed as one of the line-up at the newly-launched Radio 1 - and 1987.

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Judge: Denning's abuse was for his 'own selfish pleasure'

The Judge presiding over the sentencing of Chris Denning has described the former Radio 1 DJ's actions as "inappropriate and depraved."

Judge Alistair McCreath addressed Denning directly in court as he sentenced him to 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting 24 boys.

He said: "It is not to be forgotten that all of this suffering was inflicted by you without thought for anything other than your own selfish pleasure."

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