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Fury at Rolf Harris’s ‘unduly lenient’ jail term: Attorney General to review sentence......
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2680411/Rolf-Harris-leaves-home-boat-family-including-daughter-Bindi-sentenced-today.html ^ | Mia De Graaf and Rebecca Camber

Posted on 07/04/2014 10:34:45 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Fury at Rolf Harris’s ‘unduly lenient’ jail term: Attorney General to review sentence of five years and nine months - as paedophile’s daughter puts on brave face after watching her father sent down

Rolf Harris was jailed for five years and nine months today - but the sentence will be reviewed amid claims it is 'unduly lenient'.

The 84-year-old showed no emotion as he faced the prospect of dying behind bars after he was told he will serve a minimum of three years.

Just hours earlier, the disgraced entertainer had been pictured laughing and joking as he took a boat ride from his home in Bray, Berkshire to court.

Even moments before he was sentenced, Harris appeared relaxed, smiling and chatting to the security guards sitting beside him in the dock.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: childrapist; harris; paedophile; rolfharris; uk

1 posted on 07/04/2014 10:34:45 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Who is he? What did he do?


2 posted on 07/04/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Harris, 84, showed no emotion when he sentenced for 12 sexual assaults

Harris got a ‘thrill’ abusing children, declared him a sexual offender


3 posted on 07/04/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Safetgiver

Keywords suggest child-molesting puke.

No doubt a leftist too, if that even needs saying.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Safetgiver

Tie me kangaroo down, sport....


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Safetgiver
Who is he? What did he do?

Well I'll tell you what, he did a lot more than tie me kangaroo down boy!

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana

That doesn’t add up to 5 years, 9 months, but 11 years, 9 months.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Morgana

Fifty years or so ago this fellow of Australian background became world famous with his recording of a song called “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport”, you can find it on You Tube. I had the 45rpm record as a child.

Harris went on to celebrity and fame in the UK but after the allegations of sexual abuse came out about another big UK entertainer, Jimmy Saville, the lid was off and a whole bunch of celebrities ended up getting investigated and charged with victims coming forward all over the place.

Rolf Harris was on of those caught in this dragnet.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:48:10 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARi IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Morgana

Why so lenient?

That is insane


11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:50:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nextrush

Harris did television shows in the UK and made stage appearances, also ended up painting.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Morgana

Why is it that almost half of celebrities are either suicidal nutjobs, drug addicts, or pedophiles/perverts?


13 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Nextrush

I never heard of it.

I sure hope nothing bad ever comes out on “Captain Kangaroo”.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL

He didn’t get the Sandusky treatment, but he is 84 and the BBC suggested that even with this light sentence, he could die in prison.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:45 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush

I was thinking the same thing.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 10:55:09 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Harris did an appearance in more recent years doing a more kid friendly version of the song with the Australian group called The Wiggles.

My granddaughter has a CD of it.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 10:55:43 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Morgana

They should tack on another five or so years just to be sure.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Morgana
From what I've figured out, he only had sexual intercourse with his daughter's friend, the others he is accused of touching inappropriately and this goes back twenty and thirty more years ago.

Given the time frame, I find all this extremely troubling but my opinion is prejudiced.

Back in either 2005 or 2006, there was a worker at my plant who had custody of his daughter. The daughter's teenage girlfriend accused Andy of molesting her and he was subsequently arrested, arraigned and thrown in jail.

To make a long story short, it was ultimately discovered the young girl had been coached by Andy's ex-wife to lie and make up the accusation............

19 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Nextrush

sad.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 11:01:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nextrush

He also made a recording of, “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back.”


21 posted on 07/04/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Hot Tabasco

The only problem with that is there are multiple victims claiming Harris molested them.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Morgana
I never heard of it.

You must not have been a pop music fan in the summer of 1963, when "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" was one of my favorite songs. Interestingly, another of my favorites was "Blowin' in the Wind" by Peter, Paul & Mary. This was long before I discovered that it was a Communist song.

I sure hope nothing bad ever comes out on “Captain Kangaroo”.

Something did. In 1977, he had a radio program called "Young People." On one of these broadcasts, he praised the ultra-radical feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin. But I gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumned that he was unaware of her radical background.

23 posted on 07/04/2014 12:00:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
This guy....

Jake the peg leg

Too funny....

24 posted on 07/04/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: SeeSharp

Looks like he’ll probably be out in less than a year. Prison terms in the UK for multiple convictions are usually served concurrently rather than consecutively.

I wonder if he’ll be deported to Australia at the end of his sentence though? It’ll be like the good old days...


25 posted on 07/04/2014 12:29:34 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Morgana

I was gutted when I heard about this. He was a childhood hero to no less than three generations of kids. My mum used to watch him in the 1960s and I watched him doing ‘Rolf’s Cartoon Club’ in the 1980s. Shows how you can never tell who these people are.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Fiji Hill

MTV wasn’t a bad station in the early days, when they played just music videos. I would say the golden era was from 1981 to about 1995. That’s when they started showing much less music and much more “tv shows”. Now it is a running joke that MTV even plays music at all.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: spokeshave
Jake the peg leg

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I last heard this song on the radio in England in the summer of '66.

28 posted on 07/04/2014 12:49:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: driftless2
multiple victims claiming Harris molested them.

When you dig deeper into the actual allegations, which were not stated in this article, you will find that they dealt strictly with improper touching or fondling, not sexual intercourse.

And since the events of these claimants occured in the 60's, 70's and 80's, (30, 40 and 50 years ago) I have to question the legitimacy of these accusations as well as how it came to be that all these so called molestees were located.

Last but more foremost in my mind, who stands to profit most from the imprisonment of Harris? The "grieving" daughter whose best friend had the most compelling testimony against him?

I'm not about to argue his innocence or guilt, I'm just saying that all of this occuring decades after the alleged incidents occured stinks to high heaven..........

29 posted on 07/04/2014 1:53:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

A lot of evidence from unrelated people is corroboration. It is not in the interests of his daughter to see him convicted of sex offences because his estate, which she will one day inherit, will be whittled away in compensation payouts to the victims.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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