Rolf Harris Pleads Not Guilty To New Indecent Assault Charges

18 March 2016 | 9:47 am | Staff Writer

Disturbing details revealed.

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Disgraced children's entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to seven new charges of indecent assault and one additional charge of sexual touching in a London court.

According to ABC, the convicted predator appeared via videolink from a Stafford prison, where he is currently serving a five-year, nine-month sentence for 12 counts of indecent assault, where he denied the new charges, alleged to have occurred between 1971 and 2004.

The disturbing details revealed that the alleged-victims were aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the assaults in question and that one of the complainants was blind, suffered cerebal palsy and very limited mobility. 

Prosecutor Sam Maine said that the alleged assaults are similar to that of the charges Harris was found guilty of in 2014.

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Harris' lawyer argued in court that the explicit details of the alleged assault should not be heard in court, however the judge dismissed the call, insisting that they should be heard in an open court.

A statement from Harris' family was read out by his lawyer following the hearing. 

"We are disappointed and saddened the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] have decided to make Rolf, who will be 86 years old at the end of March, face another trial," the statement reads.

Harris is set to appear in court again on 14 April at the London-based Southwark Crown Court.