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Rolf Harris stripped of Australian honors


Australia has stripped Rolf Harris of honors after his conviction last year for child assault offences.

A brief statement said that Rolf Harris’ appointments as Officer and Member of the Order of Australia had been terminated by Governor General Peter Cosgrove.

Rolf Harris, 84, was jailed in July 2014 for nearly six years for 12 indecent assaults against four girls.Rolf Harris stripped of Australian honors

The offences took place between 1968 and 1986.

Australia operates a separate honors system to that of the UK. Rolf Harris has also been awarded honors under the UK system.

Rolf Harris has appeared on TV screens as a children’s entertainer and songwriter.

Earlier this month Rolf Harris was again questioned by police regarding assault allegations.

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