"Savile was a callous, opportunistic, wicked predator who abused and raped individuals, many of them patients and young people, who expected and had a right to expect to be safe. His actions span five decades -- from the 1960s to 2010. ... As a nation at that time we held Savile in our affection as a somewhat eccentric national treasure with a strong commitment to charitable causes. Today's reports show that in reality he was a sickening and prolific sexual abuser who repeatedly exploited the trust of a nation for his own vile purposes."

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health

Sir James Wilson Vincent "Jimmy" Savile (October 31st, 1926 – October 29th, 2011); OBE, KCSG, was an English DJ, television presenter, media personality and charity fundraiser. He hosted the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, was the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops, and raised an estimated £40 million for charities. In the autumn of 2012, a year after his death, ITV journalists broke the news that he was a serial paedophile, and had abused his position as a popular BBC television personality throughout his long career.

It has also been revealed that Savile abused (sexually) patients at mental wards he visited for charity - the patients ranging from children to senior citizens. He also abused corspes.

He has been described as exhibiting the "Dark Triad" of personality traits by psychologists: psychopathy, malignant narcissism and Machiavellianism.