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Rolf Harris denies indecent assault charges

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Former entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting seven girls and women.

The 85-year-old is serving a prison sentence for sex-related offences and appeared via video link for the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He faces eight allegations dating from 1971 to 2004, relating to girls and women who were aged between 12 and 27.

The case was sent to Southwark Crown Court where Mr Harris will appear on 14 April.

He denied each charge as they were put to him one by one.

He is accused of:

  • Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 at the Lyceum Theatre in London in 1971
  • Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 outside Radio Victory in Portsmouth in 1977
  • Indecent assault on a disabled woman over the age of 16 outside a London hospital in 1977
  • Indecent assault on a woman over the age of 16 at Jesus Green in Cambridge in 1978
  • Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 at BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane in 1983
  • Indecent assault on a woman over the age of 16 at Terminal's Studios in London in 2002
  • Indecent assault on a woman over the age of 16 - and the alternate charge of sexual touching on a female aged 13 or over - at BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane in 2004.