Thursday, February 18, 2016

Jersey police investigate 57 suspects of child abuse, including Edward Heath and Jimmy Saville

Jimmy Savile has been confirmed as a suspect in Operation Whistle, the police investigation into historical child abuse in Jersey.

16 well-known figures have been identified by the investigation, including former British Prime Minister Edward Heath.

71 allegations have been received by Jersey Police, with 57 suspects in total.

33 of those are dead, including 11 prominent public figures, leaving 24 suspect abusers still alive.

Jersey Police say they are confident there will be more prosecutions this year through the operation.

In October 2012 an alleged victim of Jimmy Savile's abuse spoke to ITV News.

'Sarah' said the celebrity visited the Haut de la Garenne children's home where she grew up, and groped her.  (more...)

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