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    Will all these paedophiles and rapists like Harris, Clifford and Hall getting locked up for a few years, say Savile had been brought to book and was facing sentencing in court, what sort of sentence do you think he would get?

    No one seems to have come lose to Savile's abuse, it was on an industrial scale, against the most vulnerable of people, of all ages and sexs and at almost every opportunity he got.

    I think he probably would have been given life and possibly a whole life term? He was always going to be a danger to the public surely.
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    15-20 years probably based on the sheer number of assaults. It still wouldn't have been enough. The guy was an absolute scum bag. The BBC should be torn apart as it was found that they knew that this was going on but kept it quiet as to not damage themselves. Yet no one says a word about them.
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    (Original post by Michael!)
    15-20 years probably based on the sheer number of assaults. It still wouldn't have been enough. The guy was an absolute scum bag. The BBC should be torn apart as it was found that they knew that this was going on but kept it quiet as to not damage themselves. Yet no one says a word about them.
    What I find disturbing about the part in bold is that there could be (almost certainly are) people out there in organisations like the BBC still getting away with mass perversion. The reason Savile et al got away with it or for so long is because they were at the height of their powers and influence. The reason so many are being caught now is because they are old, past their peak and with waning if not zero influence.

    Whilst it is right that they are brought to book for their crimes one can't help but wonder a little bit if this part masks those currently powerful people who are still sexually active and abusing? We can't go thinking "hooray problem solved". Funny how it's just a bunch of old guys going on trial not younger ones?

    As to how long Savile would get that would depend on the charges. Wasn't there some speculation he may have killed people? He couldn't have stood trial towards the latter end of his life because I think he'd have been unfit to plea, wasn't there some signs of dementure? It would have been somewhat ironic if he'd ended up in the very mental hospitals where he'd done a lot of his abusing.
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    With the number of allegations against him, I'd be very surprised if he didn't get a life sentence, with a minimum of 20 years.
 
 
 
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