Defense: Ohio Kidnapper Fits Profile of Sociopath, Jimmy Savile BBC abuse payouts: 120 victims of paedophile presenter to receive average of £33,000 from BBC
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Defense: Ohio Kidnapper Fits Profile of Sociopath
CLEVELAND August 19, 2013 (AP)
The lawyers who defended a Cleveland man who held three women captive for a decade say their client clearly fits the profile of sociopathic disorder and that they hope researchers study him for clues that could be used to stop other predators.
Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jaye Schlachet told the Cleveland Jewish News in a wide-ranging interview that while the public can easily label Ariel Castro a monster and evil, studies must be conducted to determine whether his issue is genetic, organic or “limited simply to mental health.”
Castro admitted to kidnapping and repeatedly raping the women until they escaped his home in May. He has was sentenced this month to life in prison plus 1,000 years and during his sentencing attributed his “sickness” to an addiction to pornography and sexual abuse he himself suffered as a child.
But, Weintraub said, “there are a lot of people walking the streets who were victims of sexual abuse and addicted to pornography who aren’t kidnapping women off the streets, holding them hostage for 10 years and terrorizing them.
“A lot of people don’t do that. They get help. For whatever reason, he lacked the insight to get help, or desire, which exacerbated his mental health issues.”….
Jimmy Savile abuse payouts: 120 victims of paedophile presenter to receive average of £33,000 from BBC By Tom Pettifor
21 Aug 2013
The BBC is expected to pay out around £4million – less than the £4.1million the broadcaster gave its executive board in 12 months
The BBC is expected to pay out around £4million to 120 of paedophile presenter Jimmy Savile’s alleged victims.
It works out at an average of £33,000 per person – but is less than the £4.1million the broadcaster gave its executive board in 12 months.
The level of compensation is expected to be agreed towards the end of the year when former high court judge Dame Janet Smith, 71, publishes the findings of her probe into the “culture and practices” at the BBC during the Savile era.
The review has uncovered two more alleged suspects linked to the pervert, who died aged 84 in 2011.
Solicitor Alan Collins, whose firm Pannone represents a number of victims, said: “Many have suffered substantial damage because of the sexual abuse they were subjected to by the now disgraced Jimmy Savile and to all right thinking people they should come first.”
He added: “To think that any compensation they receive would be a fraction of that paid to executives in the wake of the scandal seems manifestly unjust.”
He confirmed he is still being contacted by alleged Savile victims….
About 40 of the Savile abuse claimants were quizzed in detail about what allegedly happened to them while giving evidence in Dame Janet’s review.She heard allegations that women were abused by Savile on BBC premises or in outside broadcast vehicles while other staff were present….
The police watchdog has been blasted for probing just one force out of nine accused of failing to investigate Jimmy Savile.
So far only the West Yorkshire force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Now forces in Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, North Yorkshire and the Met have been asked to explain why they did not do the same.
A Savile victim said last night: “The police shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it….