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Harris to stand trial on sex crime charges next year

By Rachel Burnett

Published 30/07/2016

Court: Rolf Harris
Court: Rolf Harris

Disgraced broadcaster Rolf Harris appeared in court yesterday charged with a string of indecent assaults on women and young girls, one under 13.

The 86-year-old is said to have attacked seven people between 1971 and 2004, with some of the offences allegedly committed at BBC Television Centre.

Appearing at London's Southwark Crown Court, Harris, who previously denied seven counts of indecent assault and one alternative charge of sexual assault, confirmed his identity repeatedly interrupt proceedings to complain that he could not hear what was being said.

The Australian-born former entertainer is due to stand trial on January 9 next year.

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