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TV star Savile may have abused 500 children: charity

LONDON: Late British television presenter Jimmy Savile was a far more prolific sex offender even than previously suspected, a charity said on Monday, abusing children as young as two and targeting victims in a high-security psychiatric hospital. Savile, a major BBC celebrity and charity fundraiser in the 1970s and 1980s, was unmasked after his 2011 death aged 84 as one of Britain's worst sex offenders. He preyed largely on children at hospitals and BBC premises, relying on his celebrity status to deter or block any…