Rolf Harris latest: 'unduly lenient' sentence referred to Attorney General

Hopefully this silly sentence can now be increased to show Justice matters. He should die in jail.

 
Rolf Harris arriving in court on Friday - image: Julian Simmonds

Rolf Harris is told he has nobody to blame but himself as he is sentenced to five years and nine months - a sentence referred to the Attorney General for being too lenient

The Telegraph
By Martin Evans
4 July 2014

The 'unduly lenient' sentencing of Rolf Harris has been referred to the Attorney General after the disgraced entertainer was jailed for five-years and nine months following his conviction for indecently assaulting young girls.

The 84-year-old was found guilty earlier in the week of assaulting four girls, the youngest of who was just seven-years-old.

The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney told Harris he took advantage of the trust his victims placed in him because of his celebrity status.

He said: "You have shown no remorse at all, your reputation lies in ruins. You have nobody but yourself to blame."

Passing sentence in a packed courtroom, the judge told Harris: "For well over 50 years you have been a popular entertainer and TV personality of international standing with a speciality in children's entertainment. You are also an artist of renown.

"You have been the recipient of a number of honours and awards over the years, you have done many good and charitable works and numerous people have attested to your positive good character.

"But the verdicts of the jury show that in the period from 1969 to 1986 you were also a sex offender, committing 12 indecent assaults on four victims who were variously aged between eight and 19 at the time."

He went on: "You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all. Your reputation lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself."

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