Jimmy Savile Sex Scandal Rages on as 31 Accusations of Rape May Just be the Beginning

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Since his death last year, aged 84, the furore surrounding numerous allegations of child abuse, sexual abuse and rape have scandalized Britain. Shoddy journalism, concealed information and a pulled documentary have accompanied the growing number of testimonies against Savile, and police suggest there will be more, The Guardian reports.

"Our officers will continue to investigate allegations made against those who potentially can be brought to justice. More arrests nationally will be forthcoming," commander Peter Spindler explained. "Our response should send a clear warning to anyone today now in a position of power and influence who abuse their status to sexually exploit children and young people: victims will be listened to and robust action taken."

Peter Watt, director of the NSPCC, children's charity, allegations uncovered had "left a deep scar on the consciousness of the country," adding, "We must do all we can to ensure this never happens again by listening to children, taking them seriously and taking action to protect them. Sadly, Savile's victims had to wait decades for help. We have a historic opportunity to learn from the past and make a difference to how we protect children today."

As operation Yewtree continues, it's difficult to see an end to what is arguable the biggest celebrity scandal to ever hit the U.K. 82% of the alleged victims who had come forward were women. About 80% of those who contacted police reported alleged assaults that took place while they were children or adolescents.


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