15/10/2012 06:04 BST | Updated 15/10/2012 09:03 BST

Jimmy Savile 'Molested Boy Scout Kevin Cook When He Was Just 9'

A man has come forward to claim he was abused by Jimmy Savile when he was aged just nine.

Boy scout Kevin Cook met the TV presenter in his dressing room after being promised a Jim'll Fix It badge.

He told The Sun Savile warned him to keep quite about the abuse, saying: "Nobody would believe you anyway, I'm King Jimmy."


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Cook, now a 45-year-old father-of-two, met Savile when he was in the 44th Newham East cub pack in East London in 1976.

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He claims Savile pulled his shorts down and fondled him, asking him "Does that feel nice?" before forcing him to touch him also.

According to Cook, they were interrupted after a man opened the door, said "Oops" and closed it again.

He added: "After I'd done my shorts up, Jimmy warned me not to tell. He became really scary and said, 'Don't you dare tell anyone. Don't even tell your mates. We know where you live'."

It is believed Cook is among the first male victims to make public allegations about Savile's behaviour.

Savile's alleged catalogue of abuse could have spanned six decades and included around 60 victims, police said.

The scandal has mushroomed since ITV screened a documentary in which five women alleged they were abused by the late DJ and broadcaster, and now Scotland Yard says there are allegations stretching between 1959 and 2006.

Commander Peter Spindler, head of Scotland Yard's specialist crime investigations, said last week: "We can now confirm that we have received information from the public that suggest allegations against Jimmy Savile span six decades with reports starting in 1959 up to and including 2006."

Four women came forward with allegations against Savile ahead of an ITV documentary which lifted the lid on the allegations.

Deborah Cogger met Savile at the age of 14 when he visited her at the now-defunct Duncroft Approved School for Girls in Staines.

Savile was a patron of the school and made regular visits to the vulnerable teenage girls to whom it was home.

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Now a mother-of-two, Cogger told The Sun: "The first time he saw me was so horrible and shocking. He grabbed me and I wasn't quick enough to get out of the way.

"He pulled me back and I landed on his lap. That vile tongue of his, tasting of cigars, went right down my throat."

Cogger recalled how when another girl was made to sit on his lap while he "jigged her up and down", she fled screaming and sobbing. The girl's story was not believed by staff, who punished her by putting her in a padded "solitary" unit for five days until she withdrew the allegations.

In 2007 Surrey police interviewed Savile under caution over allegations of assault at the school. The matter was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service but was later dropped.

Another former pupil of Duncroft told the paper Savile and convicted paedophile Gary Glitter were present when a girl was allegedly raped in Savile's dressing room.

And a former beauty queen who asked not to be identified, found herself bundled into a caravan with Savile after he organised to meet her through his fan club.

She said: "He jumped on me and pulled my hand to his crotch. He was wearing very tight trousers. I realised he was excited."

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Katrina Rose and Bebe Roberts waived their anonymity to speak to The Daily Mail. Like Cogger, Rose recalled Savile's "disgusting cigar breath" as she described an assault at the age of 14.

Rose had been invited to watch him recording a radio show when the encounter took place.

She claims he "touched her inappropriately", then: "The next thing I knew, he was fumbling around, his tongue down my throat. I was horrified.

"I just froze, I was paralysed with fear. I still wonder to this day why I didn't scream."

Rose claimed Savile later asked a friend of his to apologise to her mother - although he never explained what the apology was for.

She added: "It has had a terrible effect on my life and I have been unable to form stable relationships ever since. Being taken advantage of like that destroys your self esteem.

"I tried to come forward ten years ago but I lost my nerve. My only regret now is that I didn't do it while he was alive and could be charged."


The paper mentions a further woman who alleged she was raped by Savile during a work experience stint at the age of 15. She has reported her accusation to the police for the first time, it added.

Roberts claims she was molested by Savile at the age of 15. She says he would visit her boarding school while the girls got ready for bed.

Alleging he touched her breast, Roberts said: "He was a nasty man - I think nowadays he would be classed as a paedophile.

"If you were walking down the corridor he would come up close and touch you inappropriately. He definitely liked young girls"

There are a growing number of allegations that the former TV presenter Savile groped young patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, where he worked as a volunteer fundraiser.

Nurses at the hospital are understood to have dreaded his visits. They would tell children to stay in bed and pretend to be asleep when he came round, it has been claimed.

A number of memorials to Savile have already been removed, including an inscription on the wall at Leeds Civic Hall in recognition of his charity work, and a street sign in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. His headstone has also been removed from his grave.

On Friday, Entwistle offered a “profound and heartfelt apology” to the alleged victims of Savile’s sexual abuse as he announced two inquires would be launched.

One will look into the “culture and practices of the BBC during the years Savile worked here,” Entwistle said.

The second will look into whether there were failings after Newsnight abandoned an investigation into the alleged abuse.

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