Disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing another seven charges of indecent assault offences, adding to the 12 that he’s already serving time for.
As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, London’s Metropolitan Police have confirmed that 85-year-old Harris will be charged for incidents dating back as far as 45 years ago, with new evidence coming to light. This includes two counts of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14 in 1971, 1977 and 1983, plus four counts on a woman aged 16 or over in 1977, 1978, 2002 and 2004.
A Britain Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesperson explained, “We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault. The alleged offences date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven complainants aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offending.”
Harris is currently seeing out his prison sentence of five years and nine months after being convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault against women as young as seven to eight years old. The Australian native is serving his sentence at Stafford prison, where he was hoping to be released as early as May 2017 under Britain’s parole laws.
It has been reported that Harris has been writing a “revenge album”, called Justice for All, from the confines of prison with the supposed lyrics of one song mocking his victims allegedly leaking online.
Following his conviction, Harris was kicked out the ARIA hall of fame and has been stripped of his Order of Australia Medal.
Harris will appear at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court on March 17.