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British TV Star Suspected Of A Staggering 199 Sex Offenses

Detectives in the UK began an inquiry into late BBC star Jimmy Savile 10 weeks ago, since then 450 people have come forward with allegations.

1. Former BBC star Jimmy Savile, who died last year at the age of 85, is now suspected of committing 199 different sexual offenses during his time working at the BBC.

2. Currently, there have been a total of 31 allegations of rape made against Savile.

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3. And a large majority of these crimes are reported to have involved children.

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4. Last Thursday, celebrity publicist Max Clifford was brought in to testify at the final day of the first phase of Scotland Yard’s Inquiry.

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5. In a statement from Scotland Yard:


“The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘others’. We are not prepared to discuss further.”

6. Savile was the host of, among other shows, a children’s program called “Jim’ll Fix it”

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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