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Complainant Name:
Chris Denning

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Chris Denning complained that an article which reported that he had been imprisoned for producing child pornography in Slovakia had been inaccurate and misleading when it claimed that one of the victims had been 12 years old at the time of filming. In fact, none of the individuals concerned was under 17.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

On 9 October 2008 we reported the former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning had been jailed for five years for making and possessing child pornography. Both Chris Denning, who had convictions in the UK and the Czech Republic for abusing boys, and the Press Complaints Commission have asked us to point out that the youngest participant in the pornographic film for which he was convicted was 17 and not 12 as reported.

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