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Rolf Harris found guilty of indecent assaults

2014-06-30 16:20:42

Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris arrives at court to hear the verdicts

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls.

The 84-year-old was convicted of 12 attacks between 1968 and 1986.

One of the alleged victims was a childhood friend of his daughter, Bindi. Another was aged seven or eight.

During his seven-week trial, prosecutors portrayed Harris as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character, who had a dark side to his personality. He will be sentenced on Friday.

The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said a custodial term was "uppermost in the court's mind".

The central allegation concerned a friend of Harris's daughter who the court heard he groomed and molested from the age of 13 until she was 19.

The other victims told the court they were touched or groped by Harris, sometimes at his public appearances.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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