Rolf Harris Pleads Not Guilty From Prison To A Slew Of New Assault Charges

WARNING: This post discusses sexual assault.

Former children’s entertainer and current prisoner Rolf Harris was back before court today via videolink, where he pled ‘not guilty’ to seven new indecent assault charges. He’s already serving time for charges prosecuted during a widely publicised trial last year.

The offences allegedly took place between 1971 and 2004, against women aged 12 to 27.
Harris appeared before the court via videolink from Stafford Prison, where he is currently incarcerated. His testimony – delivered while sipping a tea – was interrupted by Harris’ insistence that he “couldn’t hear” the proceedings and that the prosecutor had a “very soft voice”.
The judge rejected an application by Harris’ lawyer that the charges not be aired to prevent a ‘media circus’.
Prosecutor Sam Maine alleged that Harris is a “practiced offender” who abused the trust of women and girls he was exposed through his work and targeted whomever he pleased regardless of age.
Harris is currently serving five years and nine months in prison.
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Source: ABC News
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