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Disgraced veteran entertainer Rolf Harris once fronted an educational video warning children against the dangers of child abuse, it has emerged.

Harris, who has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault, appeared in a 20-minute video in 1985 with advice from the NSPCC.

The video, entitled Kids Say No!, was shown to children in Australia. During the video, Harris can be seen talking to children about "yes and no feelings" and shows children how they can protect themselves from strangers and avoid danger.

The video ends with Harris singing a song entitled My Body with two police officers by his side, along with several young children.

The chorus of the song features the line: "My body, nobody's body but mine, you run your own body, let me run mine", reports the Herald Sun.

Details of the video emerged following Harris' conviction for a string of sex offences dating back to the 1960s.

The 84-year-old was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault against four women aged between seven and 19 at the time the offences took place between 1968 and 1986. The youngest of his victims was just seven years old.

During the trial, the prosecution said Harris had a "dark side" to his personality, which lay behind the popular persona he presented on screen during his 60 year career.

It is this identity which would have made Harris the perfect choice to front the educational campaign nearly 30 years before he was exposed as a "sinister pervert".

The VHS was widely shown across schools in Australia before the rise of DVDs meant its use dwindled.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: "The film was made independently by Rolf Harris and a film company nearly 30 years ago.

"They approached us for some guidance on the advice given to children and some tips on shooting the film. We did not commission it, fund it, make it or distribute it."

Following his conviction, Harris was described as a man who acted "without fear of the consequences" as he abused his victims for nearly two decades.

Jenny Hopkins, deputy chief crown prosecutor for the CPS in London, added: "Rolf Harris used his status and position as a world famous children's entertainer to sexually assault young girls over a period spanning 18 years.

"The victims in this case have suffered in silence for many years and have only recently found the courage to come forward. I would like to pay tribute to the bravery they displayed in coming to court and giving evidence. That bravery and determination has seen Rolf Harris brought to justice and held to account."