Mark Williams-Thomas, who exposed Jimmy Savile’s dark secrets, is now pursuing another “untouchable” figure he believes is evading justice.
Not so long ago, Mark Williams-Thomas unmasked late TV and radio star, Jimmy Savile, as a twisted child predator. His groundbreaking documentary in 2012 not only opened the nation’s eyes but also led to a domino effect. Five women quickly revealed their trauma from Jimmy Savile, leading many others to do the same. Consequently, the Met Police initiated Operation Yewtree, arresting 19 and jailing seven.
Exposing Jimmy Savile was just the tip of the iceberg. Retired detective Williams-Thomas has been diligently pursuing another high-profile individual for justice.
Williams-Thomas said: “There are still people out there who are untouchable. There is one very significant person who I’ve done everything to try and get prosecuted because he is clearly a child sex offender. To date the CPS won’t prosecute.”
“The police and I have tried really hard to get there. He will die in due course and then the floodgates will open in the same way they did with Savile. That’s not right. But justice takes many different forms.”
The frustration is palpable in Williams-Thomas’s voice, a sentiment echoed by many who know the ropes in these high-stake cases. He added: “The truth is no broadcaster would have done a programme about Savile when he was alive – we live in a society where there are some people you can’t take on and that’s really sad.”
Whilst keeping his cards close to his chest and not spilling the beans on who this “significant person” might be, Williams-Thomas did drop a hint or two. Williams-Thomas said, “I’ve seen the value of lifting anonymity for victims to come forward. It’s one of the reasons the CPS didn’t have evidence to prosecute Savile when he was alive.
“The media plays a vital role in getting victims to come forward by publicising names, but they have to consider the impact on the accused because there is no more abhorrent crime than child sex abuse.”
The CPS, as tight-lipped as ever, remains mum on the matter, leaving the nation on tenterhooks, waiting for the next shoe to drop.