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12 Jan, 2013

Jimmy Savile: Report that reveals 54 years of abuse

Savile was a monster who in the words of detectives today, was hiding in plain sight. The report by the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC has revealed a man who used his celebrity status and outwardly well-intended works to gain access to and ultimately rape and sexually exploit hundreds of vulnerable young star-struck victims – boys and girls – some as young as eight. For more than half a century he was permitted to offend with impunity – manipulating his powerful and famous friends to gain him immunity while bullying those that dared to challenge his carefully cultivated public image as a harmless if eccentric bachelor.

Read the rest: Jimmy Savile: A report that reveals 54 years of abuse – Crime – UK – The Independent.