US News Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison

11:50  19 may  2017
11:50  19 may  2017 Source:   Sky News

Rolf Harris To Be Released From Prison On Friday

  Rolf Harris To Be Released From Prison On Friday Rolf Harris, 87, is to be released from Stafford Prison on Friday, Judge Deborah Taylor has told his indecent assault trial at Southwark Crown Court. Australian-born Harris is currently in jail serving time for 12 sex offences following a trial in 2014. He was handed a six-year jail term after the string of attacks on girls as young as seven. At London’s Southwark Crown Court, sentencing judge Mr Justice Sweeney said Harris showed no remorse for his crimes. He said: ‘’Your reputation lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself.

Rolf Harris is to be released from prison on Friday, a court has heard. The Australia-born former television star, 87, has been appearing by videolink at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he is standing trial accused of indecent assault.

Rolf Harris could be released from prison in six weeks after serving half of his sentence for abusing children. However, before he walks free from HMP Stafford to care for his ill wife he will have to face another trial on May 15 over further sex offences

Rolf Harris © PA Rolf Harris

Former TV star Rolf Harris has been released from jail after nearly three years, Sky News understands.

He was sentenced to five years and nine months in July 2004.

The 87-year-old will remain on bail while on trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is charged with indecent assault.

Previously Harris has appeared via videolink from Stafford Prison.

Harris is 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?"

Harris is separately accused of groping a third girl aged 16 twice after appearing on the ITV celebrity show Star Games in 1978.

He denies four charges of indecent assault against three women between 1971 and 1983.

The trial will resume on Monday.

'You can change your life when you're inside' – Prisoner's inspiring poem brought governor to tears .
An inspiring poem written by a convicted criminal has been praised by fellow inmates and staff. Louise*, an amateur poet from Limerick city has been praised by staff for the way she has turned her life around inside Limerick Prison.Last Christmas the 34-year-old wrote a verse about her time in the jail and dedicated it to the other women serving sentences.Such was the power that one governor even admitted the poem brought him to tears.“It's just something I do myself,” Louise explained. “I have just always loved poetry. It is a way of expressing yourself, to write down what you feel.

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