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02nd Oct 2022

Ex-cop who exposed Jimmy Savile looking to bring down ‘untouchable’ sex offender

Jack Peat

He said the ‘floodgates will open’ when he dies

The former police detective who exposed Jimmy Savile says he is working on bringing down another “very significant” and “untouchable” sex offender – ten years after the infamous DJ’s death.

Mark Williams-Thomas outed Savile in his award-winning film in October 2012 which shook the entertainment industry and prompted the Met Police to launch Operation Yewtree.

His revelations led to the arrests of 19 people and eventual imprisonment of seven of them.

According to i reports, the retired detective and child protection expert has a similar bombshell about another high-profile person.

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: “There are still people out there who are untouchable.

“There is one very significant person who I’ve done everything to try and get prosecuted because he is clearly a child sex offender.

“To date the CPS won’t prosecute. The police and I have tried really hard to get there.

“He will die in due course and then the floodgates will open in the same way they did with Savile. That’s not right. But justice takes many different forms.

“The truth is no broadcaster would have done a programme about Savile when he was alive – we live in a society where there are some people you can’t take on and that’s really sad.”

Williams-Thomas did not give any details away about who this “significant person” was.

However, he hinted that one way in which these types of cases could be made less risky for prosecutors would be if victims gave up their right to anonymity.

He explained: “I’ve seen the value of lifting anonymity for victims to come forward. It’s one of the reasons the CPS didn’t have evidence to prosecute Savile when he was alive.

“The media plays a vital role in getting victims to come forward by publicising names, but they have to consider the impact on the accused because there is no more abhorrent crime than child sex abuse.”

The CPS has been approached for comment.

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