15 Jan 2014

Rolf Harris denies indecent assault

6:55 am on 15 January 2014

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault.

The 83-year-old, who lives in Britain, is accused of assaulting four girls, aged between seven and 19, between 1968 and 1986.

Rolf Harris leaves Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

Rolf Harris leaves Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

When he appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London on Tuesday he was remanded on bail until his trial on 30 April, the BBC reports.

Bail conditions required that he does not contact prosecution witnesses, lives at his home address and does not spend time with anyone under the age of 18 without being accompanied by someone over 21.

He had arrived at the hearing surrounded by security guards and accompanied by wife Alwen and daughter Bindi.

Mr Harris has yet to be arraigned on four counts of making an indecent image of a child.