Jimmy Savile: How could his crimes go unnoticed?

October 27, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE – This is a March 25, 2008 file photo of Sir Jimmy Savile, who for decades was a fixture on British television. A year after he died, aged 84 and honored as Sir Jimmy, several women have come forward to claim he was also a sexual predator and serial abuser of underage girls. The child abuse scandal that has enveloped the BBC, one of Britain’s most respected news organizations, is now hitting one of America’s, as the incoming president of The New York Times is on the defensive about his final days as head of the BBC. Mark Thompson was in charge of the BBC in late 2011 when the broadcaster shelved what would have been a bombshell investigation alleging that the late Savile was a serial sex offender. (AP Photo/ Lewis Whyld/PA, File)

LONDON (AP) — Jimmy Savile was one of the best-known faces on British television. So how was he able to become 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 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 abuse might have been Login to read more

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