‘Sexless’ Rolph Harris Smiles And Shows No Remorse As He Is Jailed
A GRINNING Rolf Harris arrived at Southwark Crown Court, London, by car with a large man in bad suit, three other large men in bad clothes, his daughter Bindi and his neice Jenny.
Harris left court in a Black Maria.
Harris, 84, from Bray in Berkshire, was convicted of nine assaults between 1968 and 1985 – one on a girl aged seven or eight, and the rest on teenagers between 14 and 19. The law at the time put the punishment at a maximum of two years, or five years for victims under 13. The remaining three guilty verdicts were for three counts of indecent assault on Tonya Lee, who has waived her right to anonymity, in 1986 when she was 15, when the maximum penalty had changed to 10 years.
Mr Justice Sweeney told Harris:
“For well over 50 years you have been a popular entertainer and television personality of international standing, with a speciality in children’s entertainment. The verdicts show that from 1969 to 1986 you were also a sex offender. You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all. Your reputation now lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours but you have no one to blame but yourself.”
One fan refuses to beleive that Harris is a sexual deviant.
But he was
The Times notes that he had a big stash of filth:
The court heard earlier that the crown would not be pursuing Harris on four charges of making indecent images relating to more than 30 photographs thought to have been of children, possibly involving two girls younger than 13, found among thousands of pornographic images on his computer.
Harris hid in plain view. In 2001, Rebecca Tyrrel wrote in the Telegraph of dear old Rolf:
There is little in the autobiography, other than an early girlfriend from Bassendean who dumped him because he dressed so badly, to suggest that Rolf had had much, if any, experience with women. Alwen Hughes it seems was the first and last – they have been married for 43 years and they have one daughter and a grandchild. And this of course is how it should be. Rolf Harris, the children’s entertainer, the embarrassing father, is, after all, a sexless being…
He is a man so guileless and innocent and unsullied that he couldn’t see the smutty innuendo lurking within the title of his most famous, all time, blockbuster-hit single – ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’. Jake the Peg was a man with an extra leg to Rolf – nothing more or less, nothing to giggle at. Smut and Rolf just don’t go together – smut and Rolf is an oxymoron.