As it seems to be the way with cases such as this, the much publicised Operation Yewtree investigation and trial of entertainer Rolf Harris has resulted in a slew of additional abuse allegations.
It was known at the time of trial that there were other women who came forward to say they had been sexually assaulted, six of whom gave supporting evidence in the trail but whose claims Harris could not be charged over, because they happened outside of the UK in Australia, Malta and New Zealand between 1969 and 1991.
After being sentenced to five years and nine months for 12 indecent assaults on four girls – with an expectation that he would actually serve only three of those years – there were many who wondered why Rolf Harris received such a lenient sentence. Yesterday it was reported that Harris was recently moved to a “softer” prison following a few incidences with other inmates, including being spat on, due the belief that he was getting “special treatment.”
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