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10-27-2012, 03:34 PM
How did such a public person get away with it for more than six decades?

Questions surrounding the former BBC broadcaster As many as 300 potential victims had come forward against the former BBC broadcaster.

LONDON Jimmy Savile was one of the best-known faces on British television. So how was he able to become what police now say was one of the country's worst child sex predators without ever being caught?

Since the revelations began earlier this month, it's become clear that alleged victims raised the alarm, police were aware of the allegations and journalists suspected that something was up.

Here's a look at a few points where Savile's alleged abuse might have been stopped.

IN THE 1960S:

When Savile was a dance hall manager in the northern England city of Leeds, people now say his predatory behavior was already known. In a recent article published in the Mail Online, biographer Dan Davies said one of Savile's co-workers at the time joked that the entertainer "was either going to be a huge success or in prison" for having sex with 14-year-old girls.

IN 1973:

When Savile found work with the BBC, senior management became suspicious. Corporation press officer Rodney Collins said in a recent interview with the BBC that he was told by his then-boss that he had "heard things about Jimmy Savile" and underage girls. The boss asked Collins to check with his newspaper contacts; Collins got gossip, but no evidence. Collins said his journalist friends told him at the time the gossip would probably never come to light "whether true or not."


Savile's great-niece, Caroline Robinson, told her grandmother she was sexually abused by Savile at a family party. Robinson, who was 12 at the time, was interviewed by the ITV television network earlier this week. She said her late grandmother shrugged off the abuse, telling her: "It's only Jimmy, don't worry ..."

IN THE 1980S:

A woman told London's Metropolitan Police that Jimmy Savile assaulted her inside his trailer while it was parked on BBC premises. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

IN 1994:

Sunday Mirror editor Paul Connew met with two women who alleged abuse by Savile. Connew said he found their testimony compelling, but said the alleged victims were afraid of the clout of an entertainer who had rubbed shoulders with royalty and had been honored by the Vatican.

"One of them said memorably: 'Who's going to believe us in the witness box against Jimmy Savile? He's friends with Prince Charles, Princess Diana ... he's been blessed by the pope,'" Connew said. He told The Associated Press that Britain's strict defamation laws meant that he was left with little to run with. "They had to be prepared to go on the record and face what would've been an almost certain libel action from Savile," he said.

IN 2003:

A woman contacted London's Metropolitan Police to tell her that Savile touched her inappropriately in the 1970s, but she declined to press charges.

IN 2007:

Police in Surrey, in southern England, received an eyewitness report about the abuse of a girl at a children's home in the 1970s. A further investigation turned up three alleged victims of Savile. The first was a fellow resident of the children's home; the second was a girl who was allegedly assaulted at a specialist hospital in or around 1973; and the third was assaulted in southern England in 1970.

Although police questioned Savile, all three alleged victims declined to press charges and authorities dropped the case in 2009. In a statement published Thursday, chief British prosecutor Keir Starmer said there were "obvious problems" in pursuing a case where victims were reluctant to come forward, where there was no forensic evidence and where there was limited witness testimony, "particularly in relation to allegations which date back a number of years."

IN 2008:

Savile's name comes up during an investigation into abuse at a children's home on the Channel Island of Jersey. The inquiry's chief recently told the Guardian newspaper that "there definitely wasn't enough to question him at the time."

Savile died at age 84 on Oct. 29, 2011


10-27-2012, 03:39 PM
he was made a knight commander (whatever the **** that is) by the Catholic Church.


10-27-2012, 04:36 PM
he was made a knight commander (whatever the **** that is) by the Catholic Church.


Equal time...as of October 12 the church is considering stripping that title. Counter equal time...not sure what that says about their consistency.

10-27-2012, 05:38 PM
The BBC has been ripped a new one over this.

Apparently, Saville had carte blanche to stalk their facilities for children as he wished.

He was a total monster. One girl said he raped her while she was in her hospital bed. She told her parents who didn't believe her. That, right there, will screw you up.


10-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Just fucking sick.

10-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Just sad. Really sad.

10-27-2012, 06:44 PM
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what a sick bastard. what makes these predators so bold?

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Then the dwarfs....

Pitt Gorilla
01-12-2013, 01:47 AM
The Pope honored this guy? WTF?

01-12-2013, 01:56 AM
Gary glitter approves

Da dat da dat dat daaaah dat.... Hey

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2013, 02:07 AM
The Pope honored this guy? WTF?

That's how you know for sure.

01-12-2013, 02:14 AM
The Pope honored this guy? WTF?

Where do you think the Vatican got its supply of Alter boys?

01-12-2013, 05:39 AM
As a Penn State grad, I hope they take away his bowl eligibility for four years. Sad these fuckers can get away with it for as long as they do. Sounds like this guy had a reputation that was out about him. Sandusky was a shock to us and was a real monster about it. Literally trapping the kids in his basement lair and very predatory about developing a relationship of trust with the victims. EDGE: Sandusky

Baby Lee
01-12-2013, 07:44 AM
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what a sick bastard. what makes these predators so bold?

Who the FUCK copyrights an alleged rape?

Pitt Gorilla
01-12-2013, 02:40 PM
How does this jive with papal infallibility?

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Misleading thread title. Article mentioned nothing about him abusing dwarves.

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2013, 02:58 PM
How does this jive with papal infallibility?

I'm starting to think he maybe isn't??? :(