Rolf Harris due in court on indecent assault charges

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Shamed children's entertainer Rolf Harris will appear in court today charged with seven more counts of indecent assault against girls as young as 12.

Harris, 85, is already serving a six-year sentence at Stafford Prison for sex offences against four girls, one aged just seven or eight.

The latest allegations date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven girls and women who were aged between 12 and 27 at the time the offences are said to have taken place, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

The Australian-born artist and musician performed for the Queen and was a regular on children's TV shows.

He is one of six celebrities prosecuted as part of Operation Yewtree, the police probe into allegations of sex assaults by celebrities and their associates.

Harris will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The seven charges are:

:: Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 between July 10 and 11 1971

:: Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 between January 1 and December 31 1977

:: Indecent assault on a woman aged 16 or over on September 17 1977

:: Indecent assault on a woman aged 16 or over between June 1 and July 31 1978

:: Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 on December 31 1983

:: Indecent assault on a woman aged 16 or over between January 1 and December 31 2002

:: Indecent assault on a woman aged 16 or over between April 27 and April 30 2004