Detectives from Operation Yewtree, Set Up for Jimmy Savile Scandal, Investigating ‘One of World’s Famous Pop Stars’

February 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Detectives from Operation Yewtree, the Scotland Yard investigation that was set up to examine sexual abuse claims made against Jimmy Savile, are currently investigating “one of the world’s most famous pop stars” over claims that he sexually abused a 10-year-old boy.

The unidentified male music legend is terrified of arrest after a witness reported the alleged attack–which is said to have taken place decades ago–reported the Daily Mail.

Operation Yewtree has continued following the investigation into Savile into others linked to or independent of Savile, such as the case in question.

The man who was allegedly abused by the unidentified pop star when he was 10 has also spoken to police.

In addition, other witnesses have spoken to police about the pop star and other instances of alleged sexual abuse.

The musician can’t be named for legal reasons.

According to a source close to the inquiry, “This is huge, and detectives are examining more than one witness statement. The alleged victim was very young at the time, which makes it a more serious allegation. This inquiry is not going to go away, and police will make arrests when they feel they have enough to do so.”

A spokesman for the pop star, who has had a number of hit records, declined to comment.

Operation Yewtree has 30 detectives and has led to 16 arrests, with four people charged and five suspects currently on bail.

Among the investigated stars are Rolf Harris, an 83-year-old entertainer who denies 12 charges related to sexual abuse; and Paul Gambaccini, a radio presenter.

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