THE scope of the horror disgraced British BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile inflicted on hundreds of children in his lifetime has been revealed in a disturbing police report.
Documents released to the media by Scotland Yard on the weekend reveal, among other things, a dying 11-year-old was among the 450 victims molested by the late Savile during his 54-year career.
The abuse of children as young as eight took place at London's BBC studios and in hospitals and schools where Savile volunteered as a charity worker.
According to News.com.au, police say Savile was able to use his fame and a "veil of eccentricity" to hide his true colours.
Investigative officer David Gray told reporters he hoped that while Savile could not be brought to justice, he hoped the release of the report would "give some comfort to his hundreds of victims".
He cannot face justice today, but we hope this report gives some comfort to his hundreds of victims".
He revealed the Savile had chosen to volunteer at 13 hospitals so he could have easy access to the most vulnerable.
"Savile used every single moment of every day thinking about opportunities to abuse," Det Gray said.
"Savile only picked on the most vulnerable, the least likely to speak out against him."
Between 1955 and the late 90s, Savile was one of the UK's most popular entertainers; hosting hit shows including Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It.
His crimes were only revealed after his death in 2011.
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