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Jimmy Savile used celebrity status to commit 214 sex crimes, police report

Jimmy Savile, the late British entertainer, allegedly committed 214 offenses, including 34 rapes, between 1995 and 2009, says a police report. Jimmy Savile, was a TV and radio personality who died in October 2011.


Jimmy Savile, right, poses for photographers with a wax work model at Madame Tussauds museum in London in 1986. A police investigation into alleged sex abuse by the late British entertainer continues.

(AP Photo/John Redman, File)

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The late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice, a police report said Friday.

Detectives said the scale of Savile's sex abuse was "unprecedented in the U.K." They have recorded 214 offenses allegedly committed by Savile between 1995 and 2009, including 34 rapes, on victims aged 8 to 47. In all, 450 people have come forward with information about abuse by the late TV presenter.

The number of Savile's crimes is likely to rise further as more victims' reports are officially recorded, said Detective Superintendent David Gray, the chief investigating police officer.


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