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Jimmy Savile: so much for the truth

by | 11th, January 2013

THE verdict is in. Jimmy Savile was a prolific, predatory sex offender” who used his fame to “hide in plain sight” . He molested and raped people aged 8 to 47 in hospitals, BBC studios, his van, a mental unit, a children’s home and a hospice between 1955 and 2009. What he did in morgues with the dead remains uncertain.

The numbers :

214 criminal offences recorded against his name
126 indecent acts
450 people say Savile abused them
He is accused of 34 rapes 26 female; 8 male

Alison Levitt, QC, legal adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), says police could have nicked the revolting old pervert in 2009 had they been bothered to go for him.

The DPP, Keir Starmer, QC, added:

“I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for the shortcomings in the part played by the CPS in these cases. If this report and my apology are to serve their full purpose, then this must be seen as a watershed moment.”

The CPS can rule that a man must go to court for a tweet. If this is all about rule of law, then what level of scrutiny has been applied to the allegations against Savile? Not enough. How can it be. The accused is dead. 

What about the police? Commander Peter Spindler offers:

“Savile’s offending footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic. He cannot face justice today, but we hope this report gives some comfort to his hundreds of victims. They have been listened to and taken seriously.”

Commander Peter Spindler, then absolves the police, NHS, BBC and anyone else of blame by saying:

“Savile groomed the nation.”

This echoes the dire Esther Rantzen’s nonsense that “in some way we colluded with him as a child abuser” .

He’s dead. The dirty old bastard’s dead. You are investigating a corpse. All this energy is PR. Investigate the living. Turn your celebrity police eye to the horror in care homes. The CPS has changed. Sure. But they cannot prosecute a dead man.

Peter Watt, of the NSPCC, adds:

“The sheer scale of Savile’s abuse over six decades simply beggars belief. He is without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across and every number represents a victim that will never get justice now he is dead. But with this report we can at least show his victims that they have been taken seriously and their suffering has been recognised.”

Taken seriously? No trial. No proof. No justice. We just know. We can even read his mind. Detective Superintendent David Gray, head of Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit

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