Jimmy Savile sounds like a prison guard from the concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War where Afrikaner women and children were subjected to extreme abuse.
Investigators were given “macabre accounts” of disgraced British BBC presenter Jimmy Savile “acting unacceptably” with dead bodies in the mortuary of a hospital.
An investigation into Savile’s abuse at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) heard the now-dead entertainer claimed to have “interfered with the bodies of deceased patients”, including performing sex acts on them.
Investigators concluded that “it is evident his interest in the mortuary was not within accepted boundaries”.
Dr Sue Proctor, who led the investigation into Savile’s abuse at the LGI, told a press conference a student nurse reported having had a conversation with Savile in which he claimed he performed sex acts on the dead.
Savile’s professed interest in the dead was described by Dr Proctor as “pretty unwholesome”.
Savile visited the mortuary in his role as voluntary porter.
Investigators said he publicly acknowledged his fascination with the dead and there were a lack of stringent procedures surrounding the mortuary.
A series of chilling reports have revealed Savile subjected patients in hospitals across the country to “truly awful” sexual abuse for more than four decades.
Savile’s victims at the LGI ranged from five-years-old to pensioners and included men, women, boys and girls.
Savile, a Radio 1 DJ who also presented the BBC’s Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It, died aged 84 in October 2011 – a year before allegations that he had sexually abused children were broadcast in ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile.
The documentary ultimately led to a joint review by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC into allegations that the television presenter abused women, girls and boys.
The findings of the review, published in January last year, saw 214 criminal offences, including 34 rapes, recorded against Savile’s name across the UK between 1955 and 2009.
Claims that some of the abuse happened in hospital settings triggered separate NHS investigations published today.
Source: Western Daily Press