The Crown Prosecution Service admitted it passed up at least three chances to bring Jimmy Savile to court.
The CPS admitted the opportunity to prosecute Savile was lost because the victims who did come forward during his lifetime were treated with "unjustified caution" and, crucially, were not told of each other's existence, which may have helped them press their case.
Jimmy Savile could have been prosecuted for offences against at least three victims while he was alive, two separate reports said today.
The allegations began with the ITV documentary Exposure. Here are some of the key points as the case unfolded.