Jon Snow - British Newsman Jon Snow Recalls Childhood Abuse

Veteran British newsreader Jon Snow has opened up about the terrifying abuse he suffered as a young boy when he was abducted by a sexual predator.

The popular journalist, who has fronted the Channel 4 News show in the U.K. for more than 20 years, was six years old when he was taken by a staff member at the school where his own father worked as a teacher, and made to strip off.

Snow admits he felt compelled to detail his experience following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal which erupted in the U.K. last year (12).

In a post on his blog, Snow writes, "A member of the domestic staff at the school where my father taught abducted me. He took me to his room and undressed me, and then himself.

"Thank heavens someone saw the abduction and eventually a member of staff intervened and rescued me.

"I admit that I have found Savile regurgitating the guilt and confusion that I felt. The Savile aftermath is having a vast effect on many who as children and adults were abused by others.

"The swirl of allegation and denial that is filling the airwaves is forcing many to relive the abuse inflicted upon them."

Late radio/Tv host Savile was revealed to have sexually assaulted 450 victims, including 30 children, throughout his career, prompting an ongoing police investigation.


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