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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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Up to 12 new alleged Rolf Harris victims come forward

Up to 12 people have made fresh allegations against disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, the lawyers representing 176 Jimmy Savile victims have said.

Slater & Gordon is now "carefully" considering those claims, abuse lawyer Richard Scorer said.

Rolf Harris was found guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault against four women between 1968 and 1986. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

“We back an overarching inquiry into child abuse once those reports which are still outstanding are completed," he continued.

“It is therefore vital we do everything possible now to learn from the mistakes of the past and take this opportunity to toughen the laws around the protection of children and vulnerable adults in institutions.”

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