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Children's star Rolf Harris jailed for over five years for sex assaults

Published on Jul 4, 2014 8:45 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was on Friday jailed for five years and nine months by a judge in London for a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women.

The Australian-born television star, artist and songwriter, 84, was found guilty earlier this week of indecent assault against four victims between 1968 and 1986, including the best friend of his daughter Bindi.

"You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all," judge Nigel Sweeney told Harris as he handed down his sentence at London's Southwark Crown Court.

"Your reputation lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself."

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris (centre) arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London on July 4, 2014. Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was on Friday, July 4, 2014, jailed for five years and nine months by a judge in London for a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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