Rolf Harris is currently in jail in the UK and is looking at further time behind bars as over 10 new victims have come forward and made complaints to the police. The British police have investigated and passed the “full file” to the Crown Prosecution Service who will decide if they will prosecute Rolf Harris for the new alleged crimes.
I think it is highly likely that he will be charged again because if he is not there will be a strong suspicion of another cover-up. It is well-known that cover-ups of child abuse in Britain and Australia have been going on for decades and that is why there are a number of current and recent Royal Commissions and judicial inquiries in both countries.
The latest allegations that could lead to further charges was reported in the media on Saturday (2-5-15) (Australian time):
“A “full file” of evidence against disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), sources said on Friday night.”
“Harris, who was last year found guilty of multiple sex attacks on young girls, was interviewed under caution by police as part of Operation Yewtree in February.”
“A CPS spokesman said: “The CPS has received a full file of evidence following the interview under caution of an 85-year-old man on 3 and 4 February at a police station in Stafford in relation to Operation Yewtree. A decision will be made in due course.”
Last year Harris was sentenced to 6 years jail.
“Passing sentence, the judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said Harris had shown no remorse for his crimes. He said: “Your reputation lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself.” (Click here to read more)
The big question is: How many more victims are there?
Given media reports and interviews over the last couple of years there are probably dozens, maybe even hundreds, of other victims of Rolf Harris who might never come forward. But over 10 have and if he is charged again the publicity of the trial will likely encourage others to come forward. Anyone who has followed the matter closely knows social media have played a huge part it publicising the issue.
In search of justice. People power on the internet drive the case
Some may forget but it is the media that covered-up Rolf Harris’s crimes for decades. They allowed him to get away with it and refused to report it. Numerous victims of his were actually journalists or people working for media companies as the below videos show. It is only a couple of years ago in 2012/2013 that the media were still refusing to name Rolf Harris even though his house had been raided by police and he had been questioned by police.
It was ultimately the power of social media that forced the mainstream media to finally name him. Rolf Harris’s name was all over social media as being a suspect for child abuse and the mainstream media were looking like a joke as there was no legal reason for them not to name him as a police suspect. I wrote about it at the time in three posts. The first titled “Rolf Harris arrested in UK sex scandal police investigation” on the 30-3-13, the second on the 6-4-13 (Click here to read) and the third titled “Rolf Harris arrested. The World Exclusive that wasn’t. The mainstream media fraud.” on the 19-4-13.
This is important to acknowledge because a lot of negative people say you cannot do anything about corruption especially when it is someone famous and/or wealthy and the Rolf Harris crimes show that is wrong.
It is worth having a look at what led up to Rolf Harris being jailed and other allegations by women for which he has not yet been charged. The below two videos show Mr Harris’s crimes and what brought him undone.
(Click anywhere on the above videos to watch)
I regard the three posts on the Rolf Harris matter on KCA as some of the best work this site has done. Especially the first post when no mainstream media and very few sites around the world would name him. Have a look at the post and the comments on the post to jog your memory on what was happening at the time.
The Rolf Harris matter could have many more years to play out especially if he is charged again or more victims come forward or if both happen. The victims of Rolf Harris thought for many years they would never get any justice but times are changing. So never let anyone tell you that you will not get justice.
Admin: I was working full-time during the week and will do so in the future as well, so did not do a mid-week post, but will always do at least one post a week until I can afford to work full-time on the site. I also received the FOI documents that the National Library were forced to give me regarding Kerry Stokes on Friday which is a very interesting read to say the least. More on that in the near future.
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