A former Radio One DJ is starting a thirteen-year sentence for sexually abusing twenty-four male victims aged between nine and sixteen years-old.
Christopher Denning, 73, of Basildon, Essex – known as Yewtree 13 – was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for forty offences of indecent assault, indecency and gross indecency.
The abuse ocurred between 1967 and 1987.
He was investigated and arrested by officers attached to Operation Yewtree.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard, from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Christopher Denning is a dangerous, serial offender who committed numerous offences over a twenty-year period against a large number of young boys.
“One of these victims was as young as nine years of age.
“Denning’s only redeeming quality is that he has not made his victims go through the trial process.
"I would like to thank the victims for their bravery and courage in coming forward.
“I hope that Denning’s admittance of guilt is the first step in helping them move on with their lives."