JIMMY Savile sexually assaulted a dying child at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The BBC pervert’s sickening crime was revealed in a shocking report by police and the NSPCC.
He abused the terminally ill 11-year-old on a visit to the famous children’s hospital in London. The victim confided in a relative before dying.
NSPCC chiefs said Savile was the worst sex offender the charity had known. He used his celebrity status to get away with hundreds of crimes at hospitals, schools and the BBC.
Evil Savile “groomed a nation” during a 54-year campaign of sex crimes that claimed at least 450 victims, police said yesterday.
The report detailed how the Radio 1 DJ and Jim’ll Fix It host used his position as a BBC star to prey on vulnerable children — and fool the country into thinking he was a loveable national treasure.
And it told how police and prosecutors missed SEVEN chances to bring him to justice before he died in 2011 aged 84.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer admitted Savile could have been charged with offences against three victims in 2009 if their allegations had been taken more seriously.
One victim was persuaded by The Sun to go to police after contacting us in 2007 — but cops told her lawyers would “make mincemeat of her in a big London court”.
Ex-beauty queen Jill Ferguson, now 62, who was assaulted in 1970, said Sussex Police also warned “her name would be all over the papers”.
Yesterday’s report, produced jointly by the police and NSPCC, reveals 214 criminal offences — including 34 rapes and 126 indecent acts — have been recorded against Savile across 28 police force areas.
Savile assaulted 50 victims in 13 NHS hospitals and a private hospice. He targeted a further 33 people on BBC premises, and 14 in schools. His youngest victim was a boy who was sexually abused at the age of just EIGHT.
Sick Savile also abused a terminally ill child aged 11 or 12 during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The child, who later died, confided in a relative who only came forward after the Savile scandal broke last autumn.
And a boy aged ten was seriously sexually assaulted in a hotel after asking Savile for his autograph.
Police Commander Peter Spindler, head of Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree probe into Savile, said: “This whole sordid affair demonstrates the tragic consequences of what happens when vulnerability aligns with power.
“Savile exploited his position to abuse others and we must learn the lessons to ensure this never happens again.
“No one person or organisation is responsible for his criminality other than Savile himself. He groomed a nation.”
Detective Superintendent David Gray, author of the Giving Victims A Voice report, said: “In my opinion, he spent every minute of every day thinking about it.
“Every opportunity that has come along, he has taken it because he was programmed to react that way. I have read hundreds of victims’ accounts, and the sheer scale and the severity of his offending is appalling.”
Savile’s crimes spanned the period from 1955 to 2009, covering his entire career on BBC TV and radio.
Police said he used Jim’ll Fix It “as a vehicle” to target child viewers after they sent him letters asking for their dreams to come true on the show. He abused one dying youngster, aged between 13 and 16, at the Wheatfield Hospice in Leeds.
While volunteering as a porter in NHS hospitals, Savile attacked 22 victims at Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, and a further 16 at Leeds General Infirmary.
Four offences are recorded at psychiatric hospitals, including one in 1991 at high-security Broadmoor, Berks — where he even had a set of keys and a flat. Another took place at secure Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside, back in 1971.
The report says Savile used his “celebrity status” to become accepted at the hospitals and gain access to vulnerable children and adults. He also preyed on girls at Duncroft approved school in Surrey. Three-quarters of Savile’s 450 victims were children at the time, mostly girls.
His oldest accuser was 47. His crimes peaked between 1966 and 1976, when he was in his 40s.
Seven allegations were made to police from the 1980s to 2008, but led to nothing, the report said.
In the 1980s, a woman said she was assaulted in a caravan at BBC TV Centre in West London. No trace of a police file has been found and the investigating officer is now dead.
In 2003, a woman said she was groped on Top of the Pops in 1973. A crime report was created but she did not want to proceed unless other women came forward. The matter was left on file.
In 2007, an indecent assault on a girl under 16 at Duncroft in the 1970s was reported.
A similar incident at Stoke Mandeville in 1973 was also reported to cops, as was a 1970s attempt to engage a young girl in a sex act at Duncroft.
Police were also told of an indecent assault on a woman in Savile’s caravan in Sussex in 1970, but the victim was reluctant to back a prosecution.
In 2008, an allegation was made involving abuse of a ten-year-old boy at Jersey’s notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home in the 70s.
Savile denied ever having been there and no evidence was found to proceed with a case.
But The Sun published a snap showing Savile at the home, and the report says that “strongly concludes he had visited the location”. As the police report was being released, the Crown Prosecution Service published a review of its decision not to prosecute Savile in 2009.
Mr Starmer apologised for the “shortcomings” of the CPS, and said he wanted the case to be “a watershed moment”.
The CPS report also acknowledged The Sun’s efforts to bring Savile to justice. It says Jill Ferguson’s case might never have come to light without The Sun. Sussex Police admitted they had failed her.
It happened at the same time as lying Savile was fighting The Sun over articles linking him to abuse at Haut de la Garenne.
David Cameron’s spokesman said the PM wanted “every institution involved” to get to the bottom of what had happened with Savile. NSPCC director Peter Watt said the DJ was the most prolific sex offender the organisation had come across in its 129-year history.
News reports about Savile triggered a surge in abuse victims coming forward.
The NSPCC helpline took 5,000 calls involving unrelated cases in October, and Mr Watt said 800 extra kids had been protected from abuse thanks to him being exposed.
Police are now investigating whether Savile was part of an “informal network” of paedophiles.
Savile’s nephew Roger Foster, a family spokesman, said: “We will have to sit down and read the report, see what it says, and then decide what to do as a family.”
Coutesy: The Sun