81 BBC employees face sexual abuse allegations

By John Glenday | Reporter

May 30, 2013 | 2 min read

A total of 81 BBC employees, half of whom are current staff or contributors, have now been identified as possible perpetrators of more than 152 allegations of sexual abuse since 3 Oct 2012.

Most of these relate to people who no longer work for the corporation and 48 involve Jimmy Savile but thirty allege physical sexual abuse by 23 current members of staff.

The figures were divulged as part of a Freedom of Information request by the Telegraph which found that of the 40 former employees, 10 cases remain under active investigation by either the police or the broadcaster.

In relation to 41 current employees, a quarter of these were taken to the police with the majority resulting in no further action being taken, although three are undergoing further scrutiny by the BBC and five cases are still outstanding.

Of the remainder 15 were judged not to be criminal in nature and were dealt with internally, this saw one individual receive an informal warning whilst two colleagues lost their jobs. A further two employees remain under investigation.

The BBC has been rocked by revelations surrounding its former presenter, Jimmy Savile, who was later unmasked as a sexual predator. More recently veteran presenter Stuart Hall has also recently conceded guilt in sexually abusing 13 girls as young as nine.

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