BBC DJ arrested on sexual offenses
Associated Press reports that former BBC radio personality, and host of “BBC Radio One,” Dave Lee Travis was arrested for the second time on Wednesday, as investigators continue looking into numerous allegations around the late Jimmy Savile’s sexual offenses.
The 67-year-old was initially arrested in November as investigators working on Operation Yewtree continued looking into allegations around child abuse, and other charges against Savile.
It all began after Savile’s death last year when a large number of people came forward with child abuse allegations. The resulting investigation dubbed Operation Yewtree found a large number of victims as well as identified other potential offenders.
A report, “Giving Victims a Voice,” which is an ongoing and collaborative effort between the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), called out a number of deficiencies throughout the years as reports of child abuse against Savile were vastly ignored. The report is continually updated as the investigation moves forward.
Operation Yewtree has resulted in a number of public figures being arrested including comedian Jim Davidson and celebrity publicist Max Clifford.
According to police Travis has denied any wrongdoing and was questioned again after new allegations surfaced in the ongoing investigation. He was later released and is scheduled to return in April.
After his initial arrest in November Savile was taken off the air by Magic AM. Travis told a group of reporters at the time that he never touched a woman inappropriately, but added “times were different” back in the 60s, 70 sand 80s, when the alleged offenses occurred.