Rolf Harris used his status and position as a world famous childrenâ€™s entertainer to sexually assault young girls over a period spanning 18 years.
â€œThe victims in this case have suffered in silence for many years and have only recently found the courage to come forward. I would like to pay tribute to the bravery they displayed in coming to court and giving evidence. That bravery and determination has seen Rolf Harris brought to justice and held to account.
â€œEach victim, unknown to the others, described a similar pattern of behaviour; that of a man acting without fear of the consequences.
â€œThe prosecution of sexual offences is often difficult and complex, perhaps even more so when the allegations are from some years ago. We will continue to consider cases and wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will work with police and victims to build strong cases which can be put before a court.
â€œI hope todayâ€™s verdict provides other victims with the courage and confidence to come forward no matter who is alleged to have carried out the abuse and when.â€