Savile claimed the key to his success on Jim'll Fix It had been that he disliked children, although he later admitted to saying it to deflect scrutiny of his life.
He did not own a computer, as he did not want people to think he was downloading child pornography. And it's easier for me, as a single man, to say "I don't like children" because that puts a lot of salacious tabloid people off the hunt.... I know I'm not." Broadcaster and journalist Orla Barry, on the Irish radio station Newstalk in 2007, asked him about allegations aired during the Theroux documentary.
The BBC was criticised in parliament for its handling of the affair.
During his lifetime, two police investigations had looked into reports about Savile, the earliest known being in 1958, but none had led to charges; the reports had each concluded that there was insufficient evidence for any charges to be brought related to sexual offences.
In October 2012 it was announced that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, would investigate why proceedings against Savile in 2009 were dropped.
It described the alleged abuse as being "on an unprecedented scale", and the number of potential victims as "staggering".
The report of the investigations undertaken jointly by the police and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Giving Victims a Voice, was published on 11 January 2013.
He said that Savile had sexually assaulted victims aged between five and 75 in NHS hospitals, and apologised to the victims.
Further investigations, in hospitals and elsewhere, led to additional allegations of sexual abuse by Savile.
In January and February 2012, several newspapers reported that Newsnight had investigated allegations of sexual abuse immediately after Savile's death but that the report had been shelved.
An article by Miles Goslett in The Oldie alleged a cover-up.
It was also said Savile obtained access to teenage girls through television programmes such as Top of the Pops and Clunk, Click (1973–74), and his charity work.
Savile's former colleagues said he made no attempt to hide his interest in girls from them, while another said she had walked in on him french kissing an underage girl.
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