Rolf Harris to be released on bail

Postado Mai 19, 2017

Rolf Harris is to be released from prison tomorrow, a court has heard.

He has been appearing by video link from Stafford Prison where he's been serving time for previous convictions from 2014, but from Monday will appear in person.

"The defendant, Rolf Harris, is to be released from HM prison in Stafford tomorrow on May 19th", Judge Deborah Taylor told the jury at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday morning (May 18th).

Harris has so far been appearing at the trial via video-link but will attend the remainder in person.

Former Animal Hospital host Harris is standing trial accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

Although his five-year sentence is ending, Harris is now on trial for several counts of indecent assault during events that occurred in the 1970s and '80s.

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.

She said she immediately told her sister who dismissed her saying "that's Rolf Harris, don't be silly".

The jury of seven women and five men has been told Harris was due to be released on Friday, and an application for bail relating to his ongoing trial had been approved.

The ages of the girls, at the times of the alleged assault, range from 13-years old to 16.

She told the court: "I absolutely have not (fabricated evidence)".

The woman said Harris later tried to touch her crotch when she travelled with him in a taxi as part of her work at the event. "I was in shock because I couldn't comprehend what has just happened". Her crossexamination continues when the trial resumes on Monday.

"He left quite quickly and I just stood there for a while".