British Police: 300 Possible Victims in Savile Abuse Scandal

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say they have identified 300 potential victims of alleged child abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.

Police Commander Peter Spindler said Thursday authorities have so far spoken with 130 people, all but two of whom are women. He said the majority of alleged offenses involve Savile but other people might also face similar allegations.

Jimmy Savile, who died last year, was one of Britain's top broadcasters whose popular programs spanned several decades and brought him into contact with children.

The investigation has rocked the British Broadcasting Corporation, which is facing accusations that it helped cover up sexual abuse by Savile, and possibly by other BBC staff, against children and underage teenagers.