Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris will be released from prison in just SIX weeks: Convicted paedophile, 87, to be freed after serving half of his sentence for sex offences
- Rolf Harris could be released in six weeks after serving half of his sentence
- However he faces another trial over further sex offences before he gets out
- If he is cleared he will care for his ill wife, Alwen, when he walks free in June
- Harris, 87, was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 for indecent assaults
Rolf Harris could be released from prison in six weeks
Rolf Harris could be released from prison in six weeks after serving half of his sentence for abusing children.
However, before he walks free from HMP Stafford to care for his ill wife he will have to face another trial on May 15 over further sex offences, for which a guilty verdict will extend his time behind bars
The 87-year-old paedophile was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 for 12 indecent assaults on four girls between 1968 and 1986, but was cleared of three offences in February this year.
If he is cleared of the additional charges later this month, he is expected to walk free my the middle of June, a week earlier than anticipated.
A source told the Sunday People: ‘Rolf is now counting down the days. He isn’t enjoying jail life at all and is desperate to get out.
‘His wife Alwen is 85 and has been in failing health, so he wants to be reunited with her as soon as possible.’
The 87-year-old paedophile was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 for 12 indecent assaults on four girls between 1968 and 1986
It was revealed last week that the disgraced entertainer has earned a tax windfall of over £100,000 after his business empire folded, it has been revealed.
HM Revenues and Customs had to pay the sum of £103,000 to Rolf Harris Enterprises for tax overpaid on cash earned since his 2014 conviction.
The Australian, 86, is believed to have forked out £50,000 to accountants to wind up his finances after he was found guilty on numerous incidents of sexual assault.
HMP Stafford (pictured), where he is currently serving a five-year sentence for sexual assaults on underage girls between 1968 and 1986
And he is also writing murder mystery novels and hopes to sell them to the public under a pseudonym when he is released.
He is said to have been inspired by the crime fiction in the prison library, and is new books are said to be based around a private investigator who solves crime in the art world.