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Rolf Harris arrested in Jimmy Savile sex scandal

And childhoods across the UK continue to be torn asunder following the latest seedy developments in the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, this time implicating a widely known children's television entertainer in the probe.

Rolf Harris

The Globe and Mail reports that Rolf Harris, artist, musician and host of numerous shows including "Rolf Harris' Cartoon Club" and "Animal Hospital," has been arrested as part of the police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

Rumors swirled when Harris was initially questioned in November but never arrested, then arrested in March and released on bail pending further investigation. The March arrest was reportedly part of Operation Yewtree, an widespread investigation triggered by allegations of sexual abuse of hundreds of young victims by "Top of the Pops" host Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011.

The 83-year-old Australian television personality is practically a household name in Great Britain, having been a mainstay on television for decades, hosting various television shows as well as releasing several musical hits. In 2006, he painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, while also performing at her Diamond Jubilee concert last year.

Harris joins several other men arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including pop star Gary Glitter, though police stated the allegations against him were not directly connected to the Savile case.


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Show:
- Animal Hospital
- Rolf On Saturday Ok!
- Rolf On Art
Person:
- Rolf Harris
- Jimmy Savile

Written by: kyleiam
Apr 19th, 2013, 12:34 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 22nd, 2013, 7:22 pm
This has nothing to do with the Jimmy Savile abuce cases. The Arrest was made after one woman made some fales alegations. Also, it's unfair to list Rolf in the same sentence as Gary Glitter, it's unnecessarily sensationalist. The end of your artical even states (as a footnote) that Rolf was 'not directly connected to the Savile case'
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