Rolf Harris has been released from jail in the middle of his latest sex abuse trial.


Posted on 19-05-2017



The former entertainer, 87, is accused of sexually molesting three young girls, aged 13 to 16

The former entertainer, 87, is accused of sexually molesting three young girls, aged 13 to 16

Judge Deborah Taylor yesterday told jurors Harris would be granted bail after his release from HMP Stafford.

 

The judge commented: “As a result, Mr Harris will no longer be appearing in this court over the video-link following his release from prison and will be attending what remains of the trial in person.”

 

His trial is not on today but he will be required to attend ­Southwark crown court, South London, when it restarts on Monday morning.

One of the women who have made the allegations against Harris claimed he had twice sexually assaulted her when she was 16.

 

She claims Harris squeezed her breast after he appeared on ITV show Star Games.



Asked by the prosecution if she had lied, she said: “I absolutely have not. One of the reasons perhaps it was easier for me to tell police is because I have told people over the years.”

She added: “I cannot imagine how anyone would conceive of doing this for any sort of kick.”

 

Harris, who currently resides in Berkshire, denies four charges of indecent assault. The trial continues on Monday. 




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