Dropped child sex investigations in the UK are likely to be reopened in an a bid to change the way the criminal justice system challenges sexual abuse.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer has set out a range of plans to tackle the problem by overtaking guidance, training programmes and proposals for prosecutors and officers to look at requested past case decisions.
This all comes in an aim to prevent “another Savile moment in five or 10 years time”
The late BBC DJ and Jim’ll fix it presenter Jimmy Savile was a sexual predator for over 50 years. The abuse over this time scale remained under the radar a factor which the BBC have been criticised for.
The Independent reported that Mr Starmer said: “We cannot afford another Savile moment in five or 10 years’ time. Whatever approach is now agreed it has to be fully informed, coherent, consistently applied across the country and able to withstand the test of time.”
Starmer added that despite efforts to improve the way sexual abuse cases are investigated the events over the last 12 months raise questions to police and prosecutors approaches.