Harris to serve only half of sentence for sex offences

Rolf Harris arriving at court today. Credit: PA Wire

Rolf Harris will serve half of the five years and nine month jail term imposed on him for indecently assaulting four girls.

Mr Justice Sweeney told the 84-year-old: "Unless released earlier, you will serve half that sentence when you will be released on licence for the remainder of your sentence."

The entertainer was warned that he could be recalled to prison if he broke the terms of the licence upon his release.

Read: Harris 'used celebrity status to take advantage'

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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.