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Timeline of Rolf Harris' sex assault case



Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has died in the United Kingdom.

The convicted paedophile was aged 93.

This is a timeline of the sexual assault case against him. 

November 29, 2012 – Harris interviewed by officers from Operation Yewtree five days after his Berkshire property was searched.

March 28, 2013 – Harris arrested and quizzed by Met Police detectives but not charged.

April 19, 2013 – Harris named for the first time by London's Sun newspaper as the Australian entertainer previously arrested.

April 27, 2013 – Harris dumped as the face of British Paints.

May 2, 2013 – British police interview witnesses in Australia.

May 19, 2013 – Harris appears on stage for the first time since being questioned and thanks crowd for support.

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris is being sued over alleged sexual assault.

August 5, 2013 – Rearrested and bailed again following "further allegations" of historical sex abuse.

August 8, 2013 – Replaced as host of British TV show Animal Clinic.

August 29, 2013 – Harris is charged with nine counts of indecently assaulting two girls aged 14 and 15 in the 1980s and four counts of making indecent photographs of a child in 2012.

September 23, 2013 – Appears in court, his lawyer says he will plead "not guilty".

December 22, 2013 – Prosecutors reveal Harris is to face three additional indecent assault charges involving two new alleged victims one aged "seven or eight" and dating back to 1968.

Jan 14, 2014 – In court Harris delivers a loud and clear "not guilty" to each of the 12 indecent assault charges. He is not arraigned on the four indecent images charges.

May 6, 2014 – Trial begins at Southwark Crown Court.

June 30, 2014 – Harris convicted of 12 indecent assaults.

July 5, 2014 – Harris jailed for five years and nine months for the sex abuse, which means will serve just under three years.

August 1, 2014 – It's reported a fellow prisoner spat on him at Bullingdon's men's prison. He is later transferred to another prison in Stafford.

September, 2014 – UK Attorney-General's Office confirms the sentence would not be referred to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient.

December 12, 2014 – Harris abandons appeal of his convictions.

February 5, 2015 – Officers from Operation Yewtree interview Harris in jail over more allegations of sexual offences.

February 23, 2015 – Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove strips Harris of his Order of Australia honours.

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