Rolf Harris: New Kiwi victims

Rolf Harris. Photo By Getty
Rolf Harris. Photo By Getty
More than 10 new victims have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Rolf Harris, including a number of New Zealanders.

The Sunday Times has reported a source close to the police investigation into the entertainer's sex offending saying that 10 new victims have been identified and their claims relate to abuse in New Zealand, Australia and Britain.

It is understood that many of the victims were under age, meaning Harris could face new charges.

The investigation, dubbed Operation Yewtree in based in London and is looking at the British cases but any that took place abroad would be handled by the local police.

Harris, 84, was jailed in June for five years and nine months for 12 indecent assaults on four girls between 1969 and 1986.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard of the Metropolitan police said some new claims had been made during the course of the trial.

By Anna Leask of the New Zealand Herald

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