500 victims, 200 allegations: full shocking scale of Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse to be revealed

Dec 11, 2012 - 0 Comments

Jimmy SavileThe Independent

More than 500 people have come forward as victims of the late DJ and television presenter Jimmy Savile, police said today.

Over 200 allegations of sexual assault have been recorded, Scotland Yard said, with a report into child sex crimes by Savile, who died in October last year at the age of 84, due to be published early in the New Year.

The report draws on the testimony of scores of victims and "will provide as clear a picture as possible" of Savile's offending, a force spokesman said.

Savile is now believed to have been one of the UK's most prolific abusers. It is alleged the TV star abused young people on BBC premises, in hospitals, care homes and at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

"We are extremely grateful to those victims who have contacted us and commend their bravery. Without them we would have no investigation," a spokesman said.

"To date, in excess of 500 victims have come forward and we have recorded 200 allegations of sexual assault." Read More

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