UK entertainer Rolf Harris pleads not guilty to child sex abuse charges
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 00:48
Jan. 14 - British broadcaster faces a dozen charges of attacking young girls. Jennifer Davis reports.
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Australian entertainer Rolf Harris pled not guilty Tuesday to 12 counts of indecent assault dating back to the 1960s and allegedly involving young girls, one reportedly as young as seven or eight.
One of Britain's best known radio DJ's in the 1970s and 1980s was released on bail.
He's the first in a list of aging celebrities accused of sexually abusing young fans over many years as part of an investigation that has rocked confidence in the BBC, Britain's publicly funded broadcaster.
Harris rose to fame hosting TV shows and producing chart hits. He's also an artist who painted Queen Elizabeth's portrait in 2005 and performed at the Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee concert.
He's due to stand trial in April.
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