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Rolf Harris faces 7 new indecent abuse charges in the UK today

The disgraced children’s entertainer is already serving five years and nine months in jail for 12 indecent assaults against four young girls.

By Ellie McDonald
Rolf Harris faces court on new indecent abuse charges in the UK.

Following his 2014 conviction, Rolf Harris is now facing court again, this time answering to charges of him indecently assaulting women and girls between the years of 1971 and 2005.

According to News.com.au, the jury is to be empanelled today at Southwark Crown Court , with the trial set to last for four or more weeks.

It is believed that the offences allegedly committed by Mr Harris involve seven women, who were aged between 12 and 27 at the time of each of the offences.

Three of the assaults reportedly involve indecent assaults on girls younger than 14 , with another said to relate to the indecent assault of a disabled woman.

Not only that, but Mr Harris is also being accused of molesting young girls during 1971 and 1977 in Covent Garden and Portsmouth, respectively.

Mr Harris has pleaded not guilty to all seven charges, as well as one alternative charge of sexual touching.

In what is being dubbed as a possible UK legal first, The Age report that presiding judge over the trial, Judge Alistair McCreath, is allowing Mr Harris to appear in court via video link due to his age and the state of his health.

Prior to his convictions, Australian-born Mr Harris cemented himself in the UK entertainment industry as a singer (Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport was one of his big hits), artist and TV host.

He also rose to fame after being commissioned to paint Queen Elizabeth 11’s portrait for her 80th birthday 10 years ago.

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