The BBC has announced a "freestanding investigation" into how disgraced TV star Stuart Hall was able to abuse his victims while working for the corporation.
The fact-finding mission will feed into Dame Janet Smith's Jimmy Savile inquiry, but will be led by a "different individual" because of a "potential conflict of interest".
The potential conflict of interest has arisen because Dame Janet Smith knows Ray Colley, who worked with Hall at the BBC in Manchester.
Hall, 83, has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, including one aged just nine.
Speaking yesterday on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the chairman of the BBC Trust Lord Patten admitted the corporation was likely to face compensation claims from Hall's victims.
Stuart Hall was described as an "opportunistic predator" after he appeared at Preston Crown Court last Thursday.
He will be sentenced next month.