Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris will face a retrial on three indecent assault charges.
The Australian musician and TV star was acquitted of two counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault at a trial at London's Southwark Crown Court last week (end12Feb17), but the jury failed to reach a verdict on four counts.
Harris appeared at the court via video link at a hearing on Wednesday (15Feb17) where prosecutors confirmed he would face a retrial on three of the charges, plus a new assault charge.
He will be retried for allegedly indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1971, a 13-year-old girl in 1983, and another teenage girl in 1978. The new count of assault is in relation to the 1978 allegation.
According to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, Judge Alistair MCCreath remanded Harris in custody, to which he replied, "Thank you."
He is currently serving a sentence of five years and nine months in Her Majesty's Prison Stafford in England after being convicted of 12 indecent assault offences in 2014.
The disgraced entertainer will not face a retrial on one of the four counts of sexual assault on which the jury failed to reach a verdict.
In the recent trial, Harris was found not guilty of indecently assaulting a young fan who was visiting a radio station in Portsmouth, England. He was cleared of groping a blind, disabled woman at a London hospital in 1977, and of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Last Wednesday (08Feb17) Judge MCCreath discharged the jury from deliberating on the four outstanding counts and gave prosecutors a week to decide whether to decide to pursue a retrial.
Lawyers from Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed they are pursuing a retrial, which will take place on 15 May (17).