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'Savile Threatened Me On Cub Trip'
A man has told Sky News he was abused by Jimmy Savile when he was just nine years old in a dressing room after he appeared on Jim 'll Fix It with his cub scout group.
Kevin Cook, 45, said Savile touched him inappropriately during filming for a Jim'll Fix It TV show in 1976.
"We were in the local cub scout group and someone wrote off to Jim'll Fix It. We went to the BBC studios to film the programme," he said.
"We were talking and he was telling me about the badge. He was telling us we would get one big group one and asked if I was interested in getting my own badge. I jumped at the chance.
"We went off to the dressing room and he asked me if I wanted to earn the badge. He then sat me down and that's when it happened.
Mr Cook said Savile then touched him sexually before threatening him and told him not to tell anyone.
"'No-one would believe you,' he said, 'I'm King Jimmy,' and that he knew where I lived.
"I was petrified. I remember just sitting there shocked and thinking, 'Why me?'".
Mr Cook is one of several alleged male victims of Savile, who died aged 84 last October, to have come forward.
Among them is a man who said he was abused at the age of 10 at the Haut de la Garenne children's home in Jersey.
Another man, from Redcar, said when he was nine he was fondled by Savile in the star's Rolls-Royce.
Metropolitan Police officers say the claims against the late TV presenter span six decades - between 1959 and 2006 - and they are pursuing 340 lines of enquiry.
So far, 12 allegations of sexual offences have been officially recorded, but the police said there could be 60 victims.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller told the Commons that it was essential the police inquiry into the Savile allegations was not interrupted.
She also rejected calls for a wider, public inquiry into the claims at this stage.
One of the hospitals where Savile allegedly abused patients was Broadmoor, where Scotland Yard detectives are visiting to gather new evidence about the claims.
The Department of Health (DoH) is to investigate how he was appointed in 1988 to lead a "taskforce" overseeing a restructuring of the hospital's management.
Sky's Tom Parmenter, reporting from outside Broadmoor, said: "The big question is just how did Jimmy Savile seem to have the run of the place. He had his own living quarters, and his own keys to certain sections of the hospital."
The scandal surrounding the former Top Of The Pops presenter has mushroomed since ITV screened a documentary in which five women alleged they were abused by the celebrity.
Met Police detectives are in contact with 14 other forces as the number of allegations against the former DJ continues to rise.