Saville sex abuse claims from 25 victims include rape and indecent assault - police

Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 01:00

British police are looking at 120 lines of inquiry and possibly as many as 25 victims in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims, and up to 20 more people are expected to come foward.

Scotland Yard has formally recorded eight criminal allegations against the late BBC disc jockey, including two of rape and six of indecent assault.

Commander Peter Spindler told reporters: “Information is coming in as we speak probably. The reality is this really has captured the public’s mind. We are getting calls from victims, from witnesses and third parties who believe they know something ...

“We have formally recorded eight criminal allegations against Savile. Two of those are rape, six of indecent assault. These are primarily against girls in their mid-teens – so between 13 and 16 – and it spans four decades of abuse.” – (PA)