Just as the headline states, BBC presenters can face Pedophilia charges.
Before Jimmy Savile’s death in 2011, pedophilia in the BBC was just a matter of inside gossip – and not the shared kind.
But as the media giant’s culture of secrecy reveals, the late 84 year-old and more than five other past BBC staff are accused of involvement in pedophilia.
Savile, is also facing necrophilia allegations.
His post-mortem charges include inappropriate-behavior on at least 61 different occasions, including 45 counts of physical sexual abuse – on boys and girls as young as 9; while some happened everywhere in the BBC premises.
He’s dead now though, so over to the ones alive.
Tony Wadsworth, 68, and his wife Julie, 58, are the recent BBC stars facing charges with sex-offences against four children.
The duo will be appearing before Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on May 11.
Between 1996 and 1999 the Leicestershire residents are accused of committing the offences in Atherstone.
Mr and Mrs Wadsworth also present shows on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham.
A BBC spokesman asserts ”both presenters have been removed from the air” while investigations ensue.
He said: “We understand the charges do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC”.
Mr Wadsworth faces five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.
Mrs Wadsworth’s charges include seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.
They both also face one count each of committing an act outraging public decency.
The BBC’s pedophile portfolio also lists TV and radio presenter Stuart Hall whose conviction of sexual offences occurred in 2013 and 2014.
Another convict on twelve counts of indecent assault is veteran BBC entertainer Rolf Harris in 2014.
Jill Nando was the first person to alert BBC authorities of a pedophile ring within the company but she was murdered in front of her apartment on April 26, 1999.
The Dame Janet Smith’s review into the BBC to consider the culture and practices at the corporation during the years that Savile worked there reports:
Savile carried out multiple rapes and indecent assaults on both boys at girls, as well as incidents of ‘inappropriate sexual conduct’ with teenagers who were ‘in some way associated with the BBC’.
Most of Savile’s abuse crimes took place in his flat or caravans, but there are reports of incidents occurring in ‘virtually every one of the BBC premises at which he worked’.
This includes the BBC Television Theatre, where Jim’ll Fix It was filmed, the BBC Television Centre, where he worked on Top of the Pops, Broadcasting House, where he worked as a Radio 1 DJ, and various provincial studios including in Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.
He would indulge in sexual touching while working on the set (of Top of the Pops or Jim’ll Fix It) and on at least one occasion, he was actually on camera.
‘Savile would seize the opportunity for sexual contact even in public places such as corridors, staircases and canteens’.
It was earlier suggested that there were still pedophiles lurking the corridors of the BBC. Guess they have found two.