Rolf Harris facing three new assault allegations
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 December 2013
Rolf Harris is facing three further indecent assault allegations, including one allegation of indecent assault on a girl aged seven or eight in the 1960s, in addition to the 13 charges he already faced
Rolf Harris is facing three further indecent assault allegations.
The 83-year-old TV presenter was already facing 13 charges - four counts of possessing indecent images of children and nine of indecent assault involving two girls aged 14 and 15 during the 1980s - but prosecutors have added three other alleged offences, including one allegation of indecent assault on a girl aged seven or eight in the 1960s.
The new charges are of one alleged offence of indecent assault relating to a girl aged 19 in 1984, one of indecent assault on a girl aged seven or eight in 1968 or 1969, and one of indecent assault on a girl aged 14 in 1975.
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: "The CPS has decided that Rolf Harris is to be prosecuted over a further three allegations of indecent assault.
"The three counts will be prosecuted in addition to the 13 alleged sexual offences with which Mr. Harris was charged on 29 August 2013.
"The alleged offences relate to one existing complainant and two new complainants.
"These three allegations were included in the file sent to the CPS by the Metropolitan Police in August of this year, however as part of the ongoing review process for all cases, it has been decided that these allegations should be formally added to the indictment as further counts."
Rolf - who has a 49-year-old daughter Bindi with his wife Alwen Hughes, who is said to be "crippled with arthritis" - is due to appear at Southwark crown court, south east London, for a plea and case management hearing on January 14.