A jury deliberating over the Rolf Harris sex abuse trial has been discharged after finding the former television star not guilty of three charges.
The disgraced entertainer was acquitted of three of the seven charges, which includes allegations at BBC Television Studios in White City, on Wednesday (February 8).
The 86-year-old is currently in prison serving a sentence for offences against four female victims.
The jury of five men and seven women had been deliberating since February 1.
During the case, Harris’ defence team claimed the jury in the first trial had “got it wrong” and that the media frenzy had “without doubt made him vulnerable to people making accusations against him”.
The pensioner declined to give evidence at his second trial, instead silently watching proceedings first on video from Stafford prison and then later from the dock with a hearing loop.
Harris, wearing a pale blue shirt, suit and patterned tie, showed no reaction as the not guilty verdicts were read out by the jury forewoman.
Judge Alistair McCreath discharged the jury from deliberating on the further four counts he is accused of.
The prosecution team asked for one week to decide if they will apply for a retrial.
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