Rolf Harris to be released from prison

Rolf Harris to be released from prison

He is facing trial on four sex offence charges.

Judge Deborah Taylor told the jury that Harris would be released from Stafford Prison on Friday and would be able to appear in court in person while on bail for the rest of the trial.

Mr Harris, from Bray, Berkshire, is being tried at Southwark Crown Court on four counts of indecent assault against three teenagers between 1971 and 1983.

The woman said that after the screening the children were invited to a room where Harris came up beside her at a drinks table.

So far, the former TV presenter had been attending his trial via video link, meaning he will appear in person for the remainder of the trial, upon his release.

In the latest wave of allegations, it is claimed Harris touched a 13-year-old girl's breast while filming his Saturday Superstore programme in 1983, and groped a 14-year-old girl who asked for his autograph in 1971.

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The witness, appearing via videolink, said the entertainer slid his right hand over her clothes and placed it on her right breast, asking her: "Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?"

However Stephen Vullo QC, defending, suggested to the first alleged victim that she had only come forward after Harris had been convicted in 2014.

"He left quite quickly and I just stood there for a while". Harris is 85-years old.

The woman denied that and said it had taken a lot of courage for her to finally go to authorities with a complaint.

But the woman said that in the intervening years she had told many people about what Harris did and every time he appeared on television she would call him a "pervert".

The trial, which opened on May 15, will not sit on Friday.

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