Former police detector Mark Williams-Thomas exposed Savile’s crimes, which saw 19 arrests and seven prison convictions on the back of his investigation. Now, the same detective has warned that a “very significant” person is waiting to be exposed for similar crimes.
The former investigator’s revelations about the once-loved TV personality shocked the world in 2012.
His award-winning film, The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, told of five women who revealed that they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Savile.
Hundreds more came forward a year after he died, meaning his victims never got justice.
Operation Yewtree was subsequently launched by the Met Police, which saw 19 other, some high-profile, people arrested, and seven of them were sent to prison.
Gary Glitter, Rolf Harris, DJ Ray Teret, Stuart Hall and Max Clifford were some others who were sentenced for sexual assault crimes under Operation Yewtree.
But now, 10 years later, Mr Williams-Thomas has claimed that another high-profile celeb has committed similar crimes.
Speaking to the i, 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.”
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“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.”
The detector didn’t divulge any further details about who the “significant person” was.
But he hinted that the case could come to light if the 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.”