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British PR guru Max Clifford convicted of sex assaults

Published on Apr 28, 2014 9:29 PM
 
British publicist Max Clifford arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, on April 28, 2014. British public relations guru Max Clifford was convicted on Monday for a string of sexual assaults following a police investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British public relations guru Max Clifford was convicted on Monday for a string of sexual assaults following a police investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Jurors at a London court found the 71-year-old guilty of eight counts of indecent assault relating to four women as young as 15. The silver-haired celebrity publicist was found not guilty of two other counts, while the jury was unable to reach a verdict on another count.

He was granted bail ahead of sentencing on Friday.

"You must realise that the fact I have given you bail is no indication of what the final sentence will be," judge Anthony Leonard told him.

 
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