Victims' ages from 5 to 75: Jimmy Savile sex abuse revealedBy Richard Allen Greene, CNNUpdated 4:07 PM ET, Thu June 26, 2014Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – British radio disc jockey, television star and charity fund-raiser Sir Jimmy Savile poses for a photo at Buckingham Palace, London, after receiving the Order of the British Empire in 1972. Since his death a year ago at age 84, Savile has been knocked off his perch as a national treasure, accused of being a predatory pedophile who used his fame and position to abuse youngsters, sometimes on BBC premises.Hide Caption 1 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Dancers on the BBC TV show "Top of the Pops" adjust Savile's track suit top for him during the making of the show in 1973.Hide Caption 2 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile poses with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children fund-raising presentation in 1980.Hide Caption 3 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile pours a cup of tea.Hide Caption 4 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile calls from the Wren House International Telephone Exchange in London in 1975 as part of a "Fun And Happiness Weekend," organized by the National Association of Youth Clubs.Hide Caption 5 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile arrives in London in 1972 on his way to Buckingham Palace, where he is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire.Hide Caption 6 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – The first presenter of long-running music program "Top of the Pops," Savile poses by a portrait of himself in February 1965, while enjoying his regular breakfast of Coke and a cigar in a central London hotel room.Hide Caption 7 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile and his mother pose outside Buckingham Palace in London, where he receive his Order of the British Empire in 1972.Hide Caption 8 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile shows off his Order of the British Empire to members of the "Second Generation" song and dance troupe.Hide Caption 9 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile stands on the sidewalk with his motor home.Hide Caption 10 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile holds a newly-printed "Lucky Jim" poster. The posters feature a portrait of the DJ, along with a text reading: "The Lucky Jim poster can bring you health, wealth, happiness. This is a genuine duplicate signature and what's more Jimmy has actually touched YOUR poster!"Hide Caption 11 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – British Secretary of State for Social Services Norman Fowler presents Savile with a check for half a million pounds in 1982 as the government's contribution to an appeal for a new spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.Hide Caption 12 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Savile waves with Jersey Holiday Queen Gaynor Lacey at the Jersey Battle of Flowers carnival in 1972.Hide Caption 13 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – Days before his 80th birthday in 2006, Savile prepares for the Great North Run in Newcastle, northern England. Hide Caption 14 of 15Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile 15 photosThe life of Jimmy Savile – The funeral cortege of Savile arrives at Leeds Cathedral for a funeral service on November 9, 2011, in Leeds, England.Hide Caption 15 of 15Story highlightsOne-time British TV star Jimmy Savile turns out to have been a prolific sexual abuserVictims ranged in age from 5 to 75, hospital investigations findSavile abused at least 60 people over several decades at one hospital alone, report saysTwenty-eight hospitals in UK reported Thursday on Savile, with five more to comeJimmy Savile was once one of the most beloved people in Britain, a radio DJ and television star with big hair, a big cigar and an even bigger attitude. But since he died in 2011, Savile has become one of the most reviled figures in the country as it becomes clear that he sexually abused untold numbers of people over decades -- many of them children, hospital patients or mentally handicapped. His charity work gave him easy access to hospitals across the UK, 28 of which published reports Thursday into the abuse that Savile committed.British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt damned Savile as "a callous, opportunistic, wicked predator who abused and raped individuals ... who expected and had a right to expect to be safe" over a period of five decades.Here are some of the hospitals' findings published Thursday:Just WatchedBBC star raped dozens, police sayreplayMore Videos ...BBC star raped dozens, police say 03:05PLAY VIDEOJust WatchedTV icon sex abuse scandal rocks the BBC replayMore Videos ...TV icon sex abuse scandal rocks the BBC 02:40PLAY VIDEO• Number of people reporting abuse or "inappropriate encounters" by Savile at Leeds General Infirmary: 60• Number of others reporting having been abused by Savile elsewhere in Leeds or West Yorkshire: Four• Age range of people he abused: 5 to 75 years old• Number of victims who were patients: 33 -- 19 children and 14 adults• Number of victims who were staff: 19• Number of victims who were not patients or staff but had a connection to the infirmary: Eight• Number of people who reported the abuse at the time: Nine -- four children and five adults• Earliest known case of Savile abuse in Leeds: 1962, when he was 36• Latest known case: 2009, when he was 82• Number of people reporting having been sexually assaulted by Savile at Broadmoor, a high-security mental health hospital: Ten, plus one case of indecent exposure involving a minor• Number who were patients: Six -- one male and five females• Number who were staff: Two• Number who were minors: Two• Number of other hospitals besides Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor reporting on Savile abuse Thursday: 26 • Number of hospitals that will report on Savile later this year: FiveREAD: Ex-Scout tells of abuse at hands of SavileREAD: Celebrity publicist Max Clifford sentenced to 8 years for assaults on teenage girlsBBC in crisisRapes, abuse, possible necrophiliaA report released confirms Savile was an extravagant sexual predator, using his access to hospitals as a volunteer porter and fundraiser to abuse victims aged from 5 to 75.Victims' ages from 5 to 75British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt damned Savile as "a callous, opportunistic, wicked predator who abused and raped individuals ... who expected and had a right to expect to be safe."Celebrity publicist Max Clifford sentencedEnglish celebrity publicist Max Clifford was sentenced to eight years in prison for a series of indecent assaults on teenage girls.Children's host Rolf Harris charged in British sex inquiryBritish authorities have charged a veteran children's television host with more than a dozen counts of child abuse stemming from an ongoing investigation into another TV personality. 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