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Rolf Harris pleads not guilty to 12 indecent assault charges

  • 14 January 2014
  • From the section UK

Veteran TV presenter Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to 12 indecent assault charges.

The 83-year-old of Bray, Berkshire, is accused of assaulting four girls between 1968 and 1986.

Mr Harris was remanded on bail at London's Southwark Crown Court and his trial was set for 30 April.

The Australian artist, musician and television presenter has yet to be arraigned on four counts of making an indecent image of a child.

He arrived earlier for the hearing with his wife Alwen and daughter Bindi.

Six of the indecent assault counts relate to a girl aged 15 between April 1980 and April 1981, and one relates to the same alleged victim when she was aged 19 between January 1984 and January 1985.

Three of the alleged indecent assaults relate to a 14-year-old girl in May 1986.

The other two charges relate to the alleged indecent assault on a girl aged seven or eight between January 1968 and January 1970, and a girl aged 14 between January 1975 and January 1976.

Mr Harris was released on bail on the conditions that he does not contact prosecution witnesses, lives at his home address and does not spend time with anyone under the age of 18 without being accompanied by someone over 21.