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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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Victim: Harris's abuse has taken over my life

A woman abused by veteran entertainer Rolf Harris says her ordeal has taken over her life.

One victim said in a statement read ahead of sentencing: "I was used for his own pleasure. It's taken over my life."

Another said she had been unable to communicate and socialise because of her experience, adding that the 84-year-old wanted to put her through the stress of court to humiliate her.

Tonya Lee, another victim who waived her right to anonymity, said she has never moved on from the abuse she endured.

"In space of a few minutes my childhood innocence was gone. I blamed myself and became an angry child. I couldn't trust men," she added.

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