UK police arrest 6th person in sex abuse probe

Published Dec 10, 2012 12:51pm

This is a March 25, 2008 file photo of Sir Jimmy Savile, who for decades was a fixture on British television. A year after he died, aged 84 and honored as Sir Jimmy, several women have come forward to claim he was also a sexual predator and serial abuser of underage girls. -AP Photo

LONDON: British police say they have arrested another person in the sex abuse probe spurred by allegations against the late entertainer Jimmy Savile.    

Officers working on Operation Yewtree arrested a man in his 60s on suspicion of sexual offences.

He has been taken to a London police station. Six people have been arrested while a seventh has been questioned. No one has been charged.

The arrest is the latest in the broad investigation into child sex abuse spurred by the case of Savile, a BBC host who has, since his death last year, been linked to serial sex abuse of underage girls.

Police say there may be several hundred victims.

The Savile allegations have embarrassed the BBC, which has been accused of failing to report on investigations into Savile's alleged crimes.


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