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Rolf Harris to face three more sexual abuse charges

One of the new charges involves a girl who was under the age of nine at the time.

Rolf Harris arrives at court in London in September
Rolf Harris arrives at court in London in September
Image: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

ROLF HARRIS IS to face three new charges of sexual assault, including one against a girl who was under the age of nine.

The 83-year-old broadcaster and artist is already due to stand trial in April accused of indecently assaulting two underage girls.

The new charges include one existing complainant and two new complainants.

“The three counts will be prosecuted in addition to the 13 alleged sexual offences with which Mr Harris was charged on 29 August 2013,” a spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales said.

Harris appeared in court in September to face nine charges relating to indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children.

The additional charges are for indecent assault on a woman aged 19 in 1984, indecent assault on a girl aged 7 or 8 in 1968 or 1969, and indecent assault on a girl aged 14 in 1975.

Harris is one of several celebrities in Britain arrested under Operation Yewtree, the police probe into historical sexual abuse set up in the wake of revelations that the late BBC star Jimmy Savile was a prolific sex offender. The charges against Harris are not connected to Savile.

-Additional reporting by AFP

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