Mr Afzal, who has specialised in prosecuting child grooming cases, said those due to be arrested were not directly linked to Savile but were among the “others” identified by police as having committed similar alleged offences.
“This is a growing industry,” said Mr Afzal. “There are more arrests scheduled over the next few weeks. Some are very high-profile figures.”
He added: … There are people you will be interested in.”Should a chief crown prosecutor really be acting as a ‘warm up man’, teasing and titillating the press in this fashion, like a carnival barker in the turn-of-the-century US midwest urging the rubes to put a nickel down to see the ladies from Gay Paree in the altogether?
He isn't the only one, either:
Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, the head of Scotland Yard’s child abuse command, told the Policy Exchange meeting, however, that more offenders would now be brought to justice and said cases being reported to the Met had “rocketed up the scale” since the Savile scandal broke.
He said this was “very good” and added: “There will be more charges of individuals who would not have been charged previously.”What does that mean? That every kook and lunatic that ever made allegations (that no longer, it seems, need to be even half-way credible) will now get the full 'victim' treatment?
Well, why not?
Savile died aged 84 in 2011, but the extent of his offending only became public after an ITV documentary last year. Subsequent reports prompted dozens of victims to come forward.No longer ‘alleged offending’, no longer ‘alleged victims’. The State has decreed it so. Without a trial.
What a tawdry circus has been made of it all.