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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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Australian PM 'gutted and dismayed' after Harris verdict

Australia's Prime Minister has said he was "gutted and dismayed" after Rolf Harris' conviction on 12 counts of indecent assault.

"I feel gutted and dismayed but it's very important that we do everything we humanly can to protect vulnerable young people," Tony Abbott told Australian radio station ABC.

"Sexual abuse is an utterly abhorrent crime ... and it's just sad and tragic that this person, who was widely admired, seems to have been a perpetrator," he added.

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