Rolf Harris is to be released from prison on Friday, a court has heard. The Australian former TV star, 87, has been appearing by videolink at Southwark Crown Court in London where he is on trial accused of indecent assault. Judge Deborah Taylor told the jury that Harris would be released from Stafford Prison on Friday and would be able to appear in court in person while on bail for the rest of the trial.
The jury had previously been told Harris had already been convicted and sentenced for other offences in 2014. The judge told jurors: “He (Harris) will no longer be appearing in the court via videolink and he will be attending what remains of his trial in person next week.”
Harris is on trial accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. It is also alleged that the former host of Animal Hospital touched a 13-year-old girl’s breast after filming a children’s TV show and asked her: “Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?”