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Rolf Harris found not guilty on three indecent assault charges

The disgraced children’s entertainer is already serving a sentence of five years and nine months for previous convictions.
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris has been cleared of three counts of indecent assault, as he appeared before a London court this week.

The jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to return a verdict on the four other accounts.

86-year-old Rolf is already serving a five year sentence for 12 sex offences, one against a girl under 10.

The jury deliberated for a week on the latest charges against the former children’s entertainer.

In this case Harris stood accused of indecently assaulting a young autograph hunter on a visit to a Portsmouth radio station in the ’70s, of groping a blind and disabled woman at a London hospital, and other girls and women across a 33 year period.

Stephen Vullo QC, who was defending the star, told jurors Harris was innocent of the latest charges, as well as the indecent assaults he was found guilty of in 2014.

He blamed a “media frenzy” for making Harris vulnerable to people making accusations against him.

The prosecution have a week to decide whether they will ask for a retrial.

Harris was a well-regarded entertainer in the UK before he was found guilty of the sex assaults, that spanned three decades.

After a highly publicised trial, Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment.

He still maintains his innocence.

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