The former detective who exposed Jimmy Savile as a p***dophile says that there is another ‘untouchable’ figure he’s trying to bring down.
Mark Williams-Thomas made headlines in 2012 when he exposed the DJ in an ITV documentary, titled The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, a year after the entertainer died aged 84.
The industry was shaken by the documentary and it led to many victims speaking out about Savile following its broadcast.
A decade later, Williams-Thomas told inews that there is another ‘significant person’ who isn’t getting exposed in the media.
The former detective claimed to the news outlet: “There are still people out there who are untouchable.
“There is one very significant person who I have done everything to try and get prosecuted because he is clearly a child s** offender.”
Williams-Thomas went on to claim that despite this concern, the Crown Prosecution Service hasn’t prosecuted the person of interest.
The investigator added: “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.”
Williams-Thomas did not give any further information on the ‘significant person’. However, he did hint that progress in the case could be made if the victims gave up their right to anonymity.
He said, via The Irish Mirror: “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.”
Williams-Thomas went on to say that the media plays a ‘vital role’ in getting victims to come forward.
Following Williams-Thomas’ claims, Metro reached out to the Crown Prosecution Service for further information.
A CPS spokesperson told the news outlet: “The CPS takes cases of child s**ual abuse incredibly seriously, and will consider any case referred to us by the police.”
In the UK, Savile was a well-known media personality and was popular due to his charity work. However, following his death in 2011, allegations of s**ual abuse from children came forward.
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In the following year, a formal criminal investigation was launched and it was named Operation Yewtree.
Originally, it was instigated to assess the allegations that came forward after the ITV series, reports Crime+Investigation UK.
An NSPCC spokesperson told the Daily Express that the response to Operation Yewtree was ‘unprecedented’.
“The outcry led to greater public awareness about child sexual abuse, recognition of the importance of giving victims a voice, and empowered survivors to break the silence and speak out – which in turn led to the apprehension of other abusers including other celebrities,” the representative commented.
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