Similar in nature to what occurred in the United States with Jerry Sandusky, the ongoing Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal gets worse and worse by the day.
The police investigating the crimes have found 199 alleged crimes in 17 different police force areas, as they reported in a comprehensive review of the scandal yesterday. The charges against the late former 'Top of the Pops' host include 31 rapes - a level described as unprecedented.
"These levels of reporting of sexual abuse against a single individual are unprecedented in the UK," the statement read. How did this go so long without any real prosecution? The BBC is accused of ignoring information about the charges in the past and not investigating when it had the chance.
The scandal helped lead to the resignation of BBC director general George Entwistle after only 54 days on the job, as well as inquiries to his predecessor Mark Thompson, who left the BBC to take over as the chief executive of the New York Times.
Scotland Yard is still investigating the charges, which have also involved other well-known British people such as publicist Max Clifford, former BBC radio host David Lee Travis and glam rock star Gary Glitter. All have denied the charges against them.