LONDON (AP) — British police say a highly publicized inquiry into a BBC entertainer believed to have molested dozens of girls has widened to include more than 200 potential victims.

The Metropolitan Police say it is pursuing over 400 separate lines of inquiry as part of the investigation into the late Jimmy Savile.

The force also said Friday that it is now investigating allegations against people who are still alive — although it did not go into further detail.

Savile was a popular children's television presenter whose death last year at age 84 drew tributes from across Britain.

But his reputation was shattered as one woman after another came forward to allege that he routinely sexually assaulted young girls. The horrifying details of the abuse have shocked the U.K.