Friday, February 12, 2016

Sex offender Rolf Harris charged with more indecent assaults on seven victims

Entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault on victims aged between 12 and 27, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

The 85-year-old was jailed for almost six years in 2014 after being found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault.

Harris, who is due to be released next year, is now accused of assaulting seven new alleged victims between 1971 and 2004.

A CPS spokesman said: 'We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Rolf Harris.

'Having completed our review in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault.

'The alleged offences date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven complainants aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offending'  (more...)

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