Former Bbc radio presenter and serial child abuser Chris Denning has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars after confessing to sexually abusing 24 boys over a 20-year period.

The Dj, 73, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of indecent assault on a male and four indecent assaults on a child last month (Nov14), and on Tuesday (16Dec14), he was jailed for the crimes, which took place between 1967 and 1987.

Delivering the sentence at London's Southwark Crown Court, Judge Alistair MCCreath branded the abuse "inappropriate and utterly depraved", adding that it had "devastating" consequences for his young victims, some of whom were as young as 10.

Denning, who has child sex convictions dating back to 1974, was arrested in June, 2013 as part of an investigation into allegations of child abuse, which was launched after late British Dj and Bbc broadcaster Jimmy Savile was exposed as a serial paedophile.