JIMMY Savile was a serial pedophile who was one of Britain’s most well-known figures on television and radio.
He is best known for hosting the chart shows Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.
Some of his shows have reached an audience of 20 million and more In 1990 he was knighted for his charity work.
But after his death in 2011 at the age of 84 an ITV documentary revealed he had used his roles at various organizations including hospitals, prisons and the BBC as a cover to abuse hundreds of children.
A review found that misconduct had been committed on “virtually every BBC premises where he worked”.
The revelations led to further lawsuits against Savile, and public inquiries were launched into how his crimes could have lasted for so long.
What crimes did Jimmy Savile commit?
The channel is thought to have assaulted over 500 girls and boys, making it one of the most prolific sex offenders in the country.
A joint Metropolitan Police and NSPCC report released in January 2013 reported that Savile committed sex offenses against 450 people, 328 of whom were minors at the time the crimes were committed.
His attacks took place across England, Scotland and Jersey, with most taking place in London and his hometown of Leeds.
Other assaults occurred at Haut de la Garenne, a children’s home in Jersey.
Has Jimmy Savile Ever Been Caught?
Jimmy Savile was never tried for his crimes, committed over a period of over 50 years.
Operation Yewa UK police inquiry into the crimes committed by Savile and the allegations made against him was launched in 2012, a year after his death.
The investigation has expanded to include a number of other notable figures, including fellow presenter Rolf Harris and the stars’ publicist Max Clifford.
A report found that many victims reported the attacks at the time, but their claims were either ignored or ignored.
Seven police inquiries into Savile’s activities were launched before his death, but officials said police forces across the UK had been unable to connect the dots, partly due to the fact that a national crime database did not come online until 2010.
Savile was questioned under caution two years before his death by Surrey Police investigating an alleged indecent assault on Duncroft School.
However, prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
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