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Entertainer Rolf Harris denies indecent assault charges

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, centre, walks with his security guards as he arrives to enter pleas at Southwark Crown Court, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Harris, is due to stand trial in April 2014, faces various counts of indecent assault on victims aged 14 and 15 and four counts of making indecent images of children. Harris, 83, has had musical hits, hosted television shows, painted an official portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for her 80th birthday in 2006, and performed at the monarch's Diamond Jubilee concert . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 14, 2014 - 7:56 AM

LONDON - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has denied a series of indecent assault charges.

The 83-year-old pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 12 counts of sex crimes alleged to have happened between 1968 and 1986.

He was accompanied by his wife and daughter at the brief hearing in Southwark Crown Court in central London.

The Australian-born Harris was a British broadcaster for decades who enjoyed a hit with "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport." He once performed the novelty song with the Beatles.

Harris is expected to face trial in April.

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