After Eight Days Deliberating the Jury Decides Rolf Harris is GUILTY!

I recovered this article about Rolf Harris from the hacked blog. Cliff Richard got away without facing a judge in a criminal trial, Harris didn’t and he spent time in prison.

Monday, June 30, 2014. Today, after eight days of deliberation the jury found Rolf Harris guilty of twelve counts of indecent assault against four girls aged between 7 and 19.

Count 1

While signing autographs in Hampshire in the late 1960s Harris touched a little girl inappropriately when she was just 7 or 8.

Count 2

Harris groped a teenage waitress’s bottom at a charity event in Cambridge in the 1970s

Counts 3 – 9 

A friend of Mr Harris’ daughter Bindi, said he repeatedly indecently assaulted her between the ages of 13 and 19

Counts 10 – 12

Tonya Lee, who has waived her right to anonymity, said he abused her three times on one day while she was on a theatre group trip to the UK. The Australian was 15 at the time.

At Southwark Crown Court on 4 July 2014, Mr Justice Sweeney sentenced Harris to a total of five years and nine months in prison. He served 3-years of his sentence and was presumably released for good behaviour. That couldn’t have been hard could it, after all, there are no girl-children in men’s prison.



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