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Rolf Harris jailed for nearly six years

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Reuters

He arrived in a taxi, flanked by family members and surrounded by scores of cameras.

But Rolf Harris left court on Friday July 4 in a police van, facing disgrace, humiliation and prison.

The 84-year-old Australian was sentenced earlier in the day to nearly six years in jail for repeatedly abusing young girls during decades as a beloved host of children's television shows.

Harris' daughter Bindi Nicholls left the court after sentencing.

His family made no comment.

But a statement from the brother of one of the victims, read out by a representative, made it clear that while Harris himself might be gone for now, the memories of what he had done to his victims would remain.

SOUNDBITE: Unidentified representative, reading statement written by brother of a unidentified victim, saying (English):

"My sister has only had eight years of her life without this incident going round in her head and that was her first eight. After these cameras have been dism

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