Rolf Harris, Australian and British TV Star, Will Be Released From Prison, Stand Trail Again
Rolf Harris, who was initially imprisoned for sex crimes against minors in 2014, will be released on Friday, the court has ruled. Although his five-year sentence is ending, Harris is currently on trial for several counts of indecent assault during events that occurred in the 1970s and ’80s.
Harris has been attending the current trial via video-link but, after being released, will attend his trial in person. The prison he will be released from on Friday, HMP Stafford, is a prison housing only sex offenders.
The Animal Hospital star is accused of having assaulted three teenage girls between ’71 and ’83. The ages of the girls, at the times of the alleged assault, range from 13-years old to 16. Harris has denied all charges.
All of Harris’ victims appeared on one of his several children’s television shows. Harris was once a prolific TV personality, musician, and artist – in 2005 he painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Harris’ current trail began on May 15 but will not be in session on Friday. Harris is 85-years old.