The BBC — which has been strongly criticized for dropping an investigation into Savile’s crimes shortly after this death — and several health bodies are holding their own inquiries into how Savile was able to get away with decades of abuse.
Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood said authorities must be more prepared to listen to children who say they have been abused.
‘‘I want us to forget Jimmy Savile. He is not worthy of memory,’’ Saunders said. ‘‘But I want us to remember his many victims.’’
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