Victim: Rolf Harris was a 'nasty man' who took advantage of his position

The victim said she contacted the police in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Credit: ITV News

A victim of Rolf Harris has told ITV News about the “nasty man who took advantage of his position” as a children’s entertainer and how seeing him for the first time in 25 years in court left her feeling physically sick.

The woman, who does not want to be identified, was living in Cambridge when the Australian TV personality abused her.

She said she was sad that Harris has continued to deny the abuse took place:

The woman, who said her recollection of being abused by Harris is so vivid it feels "like it was five minutes ago", lived with her secret for more than two decades:

She was unable to say whether she feels she will ever be able to recover from the abuse, although she says Harris being "brought to justice" had "allayed" some of her negative feelings.

Court illustration shows Rolf Harris at his sentencing today. Credit: ITV News/Priscilla Coleman

She said that she was "incredibly nervous" at Harris' sentencing in court today, adding that she had felt "sick" during the trial.

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