Sir Jimmy Savile `sexually abused young girls during career peak`

Updated: Sep 29, 2012, 17:21 PM IST

London: A shocking documentary that will see up to 10 women allege they were sexually abused by TV star Sir Jimmy Savile is set to hit screens.

The accusations, which range from rape to indecency, are claimed to have occurred during the height of his fame on girls as young as 13, the Daily Mail reported.

Two of the women featured in the ITV show even allege that he gave them money, cigarettes, records and spots in the audience of his shows in return for “sexual favours.”

Savile had already been the subject of a two-month sex pest investigation by reporters from BBC’s Newsnight, who launched a probe into allegations about inappropriate behaviour by the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ legend towards schoolgirls.

On that occasion they were eventually told to spike the story, which was due to be broadcast just days before a BBC1 Christmas special celebrating the presenter’s life, because they could not substantiate some of the claims.

Now in an ITV programme, set to be screened on Wednesday, between five and 10 women claim he was a sexual predator who took advantage of their vulnerablility.

It is claimed the assaults occurred in public places including hospitals, schools and the BBC studios where the children’s TV presenter recorded his family shows.