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Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris plotting TV comeback

Is he living in Cuckoo land?

It was one of the shocks of the century, that the well-known Animal Hospital host Rolf Harris, 87, was found guilty of sexually assaulting young girls.

During a case against him for historical sex offences he was found guilty of sex crimes against girls aged as young as seven.

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He was sentenced to five years and nine months in jail, but actually served just under three years before he was released in May of this year.

Rolf Harris’s mugshot (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

And now he is a free man, Rolf is allegedly plotting his television comeback as he wants to try and sway his poor public image.

A source told The Sun: “Rolf genuinely believes he could still have a career after everything that’s gone on.

He told his team to find a TV show that he could front or be involved in as a way of trying to reverse the public’s horrendous perception of him.”

However the source went on to say: “They’ve said they will do all they could but in reality he’s seen as untouchable right now.”

Rolf Harris was sentenced to over five years in prison (Credit: BBC)

The television personality became famous in the 1950s and later starred in popular shows including Rolf’s Cartoon Time and Animal Hospital.

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He was arrested in 2013 and charged a year later for 12 indecent assaults against girls aged between seven and 19.

The offences took place between 1968 and 1986, and one of the victims was his daughter Bindi’s friend, who he abused from the age of 13 to 19.

The TV personality’s rise to fame started in the 1950’s

In May the Australian entertainer was set to be tried for a further four sexual assault charges from the 1970s, but the jury failed to reach a verdict and so he was freed.

Prosecutors Jonathan Rees QC told the court: “We have reviewed whether it would be appropriate to seek a further retrial on these allegations.

“We have come to the firm view that it would not.

“Accordingly we offer no evidence to the four counts on the indictment.”

At the time, a statement read by Rolf Harris’ lawyer said: “I feel no sense of victory, only relief.

“I’m 87 years old, my wife is in ill health and we simply want to spend our remaining time together in peace.”