Rolf Harris has shown no remorse, judge says

While we wait for the Harris sentences, look at the damage issues.

Harris arrived at court alongside his daughter Bindi

BBC News
4 July 2014

A judge said Rolf Harris had shown "no remorse", as he sentenced him to five years and nine months in prison.

"You have no-one to blame but yourself," Judge Mr Justice Sweeney told Harris, before passing sentence at London's Southwark Crown Court.

He told Harris he "took advantage of the trust placed in you because of your celebrity status", and treated one victim "like a toy".

Harris, 84, was convicted of 12 indecent assault charges on Monday.

Victim statements were read in court ahead of sentencing, with one woman saying the abuse destroyed her "childhood innocence".

Prosecutors, meanwhile, said Harris would not stand trial over allegations he downloaded sexual images of children.

They claimed Harris had indecent images of children, as part of a larger collection of adult pornography, but decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute him.

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