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Rolf Harris faces three further sexual assault charges

Entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three further prosecutions for sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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New allegations against Rolf Harris date back 45 years

Some of the new allegations Rolf Harris faces date back 45 years, with one relating to a girl of seven or eight in 1968 or 1969.

A second relates to a girl of 14 in 1975, while the third is an allegation of indecent assault on a 19-year-old girl in 1984, who is the same complainant as six of the previously existing counts.

The allegations were included among those sent to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) by the Metropolitan Police in August, and have now been formally added to the indictment as further counts following an ongoing review of cases.

Evidence relating to these further counts has already been served to the court and the defence, the CPS said.

Harris will next appear at Southwark Crown Court for a plea hearing on January 14, with a trial set to start on April 30.

He now stands charged with 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls, between 1968 and 1986, and four counts of making indecent images of a child between March and July 2012.

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