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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Police errors left Jimmy Savile free to 'groom the nation'
2013-01-12
[GUARDIAN.CO.UK] A litany of failings by police and prosecutors meant the one chance to bring Jimmy Savile to justice while he was alive was lost, the director of public prosecution has admitted as he promised to reinvestigate thousands of sexual assault cases where victims felt they were not believed.

Three official reports on Friday revealed for the first time the damning details of how the authorities just three years ago failed to build a case against the BBC celebrity, who sexually assaulted children and young people across six decades and used the power of his celebrity to "groom the nation".

The BBC, hospitals, schools, the police and prosecutors all let down the hundreds of victims, aged as young as eight, allowing the predatory paedophile to continue abusing "in plain sight" throughout his lifetime. Police across the country including the Metropolitan police, Surrey, Sussex and Savile's home force, West Yorkshire, failed to share information, in some cases failed to record allegations against him and in other cases even warned victims off.

When Savile was finally interviewed by detectives in 2009 the encounter was "perfunctory" and he was allowed to control the proceedings, a review by Surrey police found.

Apologising to the victims, Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, said victims of any sexual abuse, no matter how historic, who felt their complaints were mishandled should come forward, and promised a review of such cases. Panels will be set up across the country by police and prosecutors to re-examine cases. This had to be a "watershed moment" in the way complaints from victims of sexual assault are handled, he said, adding that victims had to be believed.
Posted by:Fred

#6  Oh, yeah. Don't forget law enforcement. Cops, prosecutors, etc.
Hang them.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey   2013-01-12 19:46  

#5  There must be some of the enablers who were sufficiently involved to be guilty of breaking a law. Public trial--lots of ink--and max sentence. The others, public shaming until they kill themselves.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey   2013-01-12 19:45  

#4  Breitbart reports:

Late BBC TV and radio star Jimmy Savile is accused of physically abusing hundreds of children--the youngest of whom was just 8--as well as many young adults whom he met through his high profile charity work at various children's hospitals throughout England.

Savile's crimes began in Manchester in 1955, peaked in the late 70's and early 80's, and continued at a lower pace all the way until at least 2009, two years before his death at 85.

The police report concludes that Savile committed 214 criminal offenses including 34 rapes or other serious sexual assaults across England. 450 people have come forward with information about Savile's crimes
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-01-12 16:26  

#3  >The Doctor knew something, perhaps?

EVERYONE knew something. Nothing was done. Protected by the establishment?

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2013-01-12 16:19  

#2  Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, said victims of any sexual abuse, no matter how historic, who felt their complaints were mishandled should come forward, and promised a review of such cases.

Couldn't do it while Jimmy was alive. The dead don't talk, and more importantly, can't be stoolies.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-12 12:42  

#1  He appeared in a non-canon Doctor Who short during the Colin Baker years, along side a kid who wanted to appear on Doctor Who. The Doctor and Tegan call Savile "monstrous" and "revolting". The Doctor knew something, perhaps?
Posted by: Korora   2013-01-12 12:01  

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