Savile sex abuse 'unprecedented'

Written By komlim puldel on Sabtu, 12 Januari 2013 | 20.01

A new report has revealed 50 years of sexual abuse allegations against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

BEHIND a "veil of eccentricity" and fame, British entertainer Jimmy Savile was able to "hide in plain sight" the sexual abuse of more than 450 mostly children in a reign of terror that spanned 54 years, police revealed.

The full shocking truth behind the child abuse scandal that has stunned the nation was revealed in a report that provided horrific detail of abuse and the police and prosecution blunders that allowed it to go unpunished.

According to the police report, Savile's first victim was abused in 1955 and the latest, of a 47-year-old woman, in 2009. Much of the abuse happened at the BBC studios where he worked as well as at a range of hospitals across the country and a children's home in Jersey Island.

Most of the victims in the intervening years were children boys and girls as young as eight including an 11-year-old dying child who told relatives before dying that they had been touched inappropriately.

Savile, a national icon who hosted Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It and counting Lady Diana as one of his friends, died in 2011 aged 84 before his crimes were revealed.

"Savile's footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic," Scotland Yard's head of Specialist Crime Investigations Peter Spindler said.

"He cannot face justice today but we hope this report gives some comfort to his hundreds of victims."

The investigation described Savile as "cunning" who used his celebrity status to "hide in plain sight behind a veil of eccentricity" the abuse of children and adults.

Police found he had built his life around trying to gain access to children including volunteering at 13 hospitals, some of which gave him a room to use for ostensibly raising charity funds but also gain after hours access to the sick and dying children.

"Savile used every single moment of every working daythinking about opportunities to abuse," Detective David Gray said. "Savile only picked on the most vulnerable, the least likely to speak out against him."

Operation Yewtree saw 617 people come forward with allegations of which 450 related to sexual abuse by Savile including 34 rapes some of which that were reported to 28 different police forces but the police and public prosecutors never joined the dots in the pattern of abuse.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer (Keir Starmer) said there were failures by police and lawyers and apologised for past shortcomings as he said he hoped the report signaled a "watershed moment".

"These were errors of judgement by experienced and committed police officers and a prosecuting lawyer acting in good faith and attempting to apply the correct principles," he said. "That makes the findings more profound and calls for a more robust response."

The three-month-old investigation into Savile is ongoing. Already nine other celebrities have been arrested on suspicions of abuse including of underage girls and a tenth Australian entertainer has been cautioned, all stemming from the Savile inquiry.

A police report has found the late Jimmy Savile was a predatory sex offender whose victims were as young as eight. Prosecutors said Savile, who died in 2011 at the age of 84, could have been prosecuted if police had taken his victims more seriously.

A journalist holds a copy of the report entitled 'Giving Victims a Voice' outside New Scotland Yard. The report by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) details 50 years of allegations of sexual abuse by the former BBC presenter.

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