First photo of Rolf Harris arriving home after he’s sneaked out of prison in early morning
The entertainer is accused of using his fame to molest three young fans aged 13 to 16 between 1971 and 1983 and trial will begin on Monday.
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Rolf Harris has returned home after being freed from jail in the middle of his latest sex abuse trial.
The entertainer, 87, managed to avoid reporters as he slipped out of Stafford Prison in the early hours of Friday morning but was photographed as he got out of a car and walked into his home.
Harris is accused of using his celebrity profile to molest three young fans, aged 13 to 16, between 1971 and 1983.
Yesterday Judge Deborah Taylor told jurors Harris would be granted bail after his release from Stafford Prison.
She said: “As a result, Mr Harris will no longer be appearing in this court over the video-link following his release from prison and will be attending what remains of the trial in person.”
Harris’s trial is not sitting on Friday so he will attend Southwark Crown Court, South London, when it resumes on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, one of his accusers insisted she was “not driven by money” as she gave evidence yesterday.
The woman claimed Harris twice sexually assaulted her when she was 16.
She alleged Harris squeezed her breast after he appeared on ITV show Star Games in Cambridge in 1978, telling her: “You’re a little bit irresistible.”
The artist also groped her in the back seat of a car, she claims.
Jurors have heard she later described him as “groper Rolf” and a “dirty old man”.
Asked if she had lied, she said: “I absolutely have not. One of the reasons perhaps it was easier for me to tell police is because I have told people over the years.”