Savile sex abuse was 'appalling'
JIMMY SAVILE's 54-year reign of sexual abuse has been revealed as it emerged the disgraced TV presenter's victims included an eight-year-old boy and seriously ill children.
Branded as one of the UK's most prolific known sexual predators, Savile now has 214 criminal offences, spanning the breadth of the UK, recorded against his name including 34 rapes.
Presenting the "unprecedented" findings of a Metropolitan Police and NSPCC joint report, Detective Superintendent David Gray said: "The sheer scale and the severity of his offending is appalling."
Meanwhile, Britain's top prosecutor Keir Starmer admitted Savile could have been charged for offences against at least three victims before his death in 2011.
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Uncovering the full scale of his depravity, detectives said Savile sexually abused a teenager at a hospice, one of 14 medical sites he used to prey on his victims.
He also committed 14 offences at schools across the country, partly when children had written to him as part of his popular BBC series Jim'll Fix It.
His abuse spanned from 1955 to 2009 and included sexually touching a teenage girl at the final recording of Top of the Pops in 2006.
A total of 450 people have come forward alleging sexual abuse against Savile since October, of whom 73% were children at the time of the offences.
The peak of his offending was between 1966 and 1976 when he was aged between 40 and 50, the report said.
Scotland Yard officers are investigating the possibility that Savile was part of "an informal network" of paedophiles.
Surrey Police consulted with the CPS about four allegations reported between 2007 and 2008 but it was decided that no prosecution could be brought because the victims would not support police action.
But Alison Levitt QC, legal adviser to the DPP, concluded that "had the police and prosecutors taken a different approach" charges could have been brought against Savile in relation to three victims.