Rolf Harris jailed for five years and nine months

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for indecently assaulting four girls over a near 20-year period. One of his victims told ITV News he was a "nasty man" who took advantage his position.

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Harris thought 'celebrity status placed him above law'

Rolf Harris thought his celebrity status placed him above the law, police said, after the veteran entertainer was found guilty of indecently assaulting four victims.

"Rolf Harris has habitually denied any wrong doing forcing his victims to recount their ordeal in public," Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard said outside court.

Rolf Harris has been found guilty of all charges of indecent assault. Credit: PA Wire

"He committed many offences in plain sight of people as he thought his celebrity status placed him above the law.

"I want to thank the women who came forward for their bravery, I hope today's guilty verdict will give them closure and help them to begin to move on with their lives.

"Today's case and verdict once again shows that we will always listen to, and investigate allegations regardless of the time frame or those involved. We have received a number of allegations and these are now being considered."

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