Former entertainer Rolf Harris released from prison on bail over groping charges

Former entertainer Rolf Harris released from prison on bail over groping charges

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be released from prison on bail in the United Kingdom today.

FORMER TV STAR Rolf Harris has been released from Stafford prison in the United Kingdom, nearly three years into a five-year sentence for indecent assault.

This was relayed to jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday to explain why the married artist will begin attending the trial part-way through.

The court is now hearing evidence from the second alleged victim, who claims Rolf assaulted her at a sports event in Cambridge when she was 16 years old.

But the 87-year-old's not off the hook yet.

He is accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls between the 1971 and 1983.

Another witness told the court she was "in shock" after Harris allegedly touched her right breast.

Speaking to the court on Thursday, Judge Taylor said she had made the decision to release Harris on bail following a request by the prosecution and no opposition by the defendant.

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Previously, he has appeared in court via video link.

She said the incident lasted about four or five seconds, after which Harris walked away.

"I told him to f*** off and leave me alone", she told the court.

She said there was a similar response from her parents at home that night so she felt no one else would believe her and accordingly took her complaint no further. Should Rolf Harris have been released on bail?

He denies four charges of indecent assault.

But she said she later told "countless other people" that Harris was a "pervert".

The trial will continue on Monday.

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