Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mark Page jailed over Philippines child sexual offences
The Guardian says a former BBC Radio 1 DJ has been jailed for 12 years for arranging to sexually abuse vulnerable children in the Philippines.
Mark Page, who worked at the station in the 1980s, was guilty of “grotesque sexual abuse” of children as young as 12 and took advantage of their poverty, the judge said.
The trial heard that Page, 63, tried to bargain down the price for a sexual encounter with a girl aged 12 and a 13-year-old boy, saying 3,000 pesos (£44) was too much.
The father of three, well known on Teesside as the match announcer at Middlesbrough football club games for 20 years until his arrest, was convicted on Wednesday of four counts of arranging the commission of a child sexual offence between 2016 and 2019.
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