Veteran entertainer was found guilty of 12 charges of indecently assaulting young girls over a period of nearly 20 years
Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris is facing fresh allegations from five women, according to reports Reuters

Former TV host Rolf Harris is facing fresh allegations of sexual assault from five different women, according to reports. The Australian-born 85-year-old was jailed in 2014 for five years and nine months after being found guilty of indecently assaulting 12 girls.

Harris is currently serving time in HMP Stafford and is set to be formally questioned by officers over claims dating back to the 70s or 80s. Despite being behind bars, it has not stopped the former entertainer causing controversy.

In June 2015 it emerged he wrote a revenge song about his victims, calling them "slimy little woodworms". And in January this year, it was revealed that he may be planning to release a new album when he is released from prison, allegedly called "Justice for All".

According to The Sun, the new complaints have not been made by women "under the age of consent" at the time of the alleged incidents. The newspaper adds that police officers will visit him in prison to interview him on the fresh allegations next week.

The newspaper quotes a source close to the entertainer as saying: "These five new complainants have come forward since he was sentenced and although he feels he can prove them to be false it means he's not focused on putting together an appeal on his existing sentence."

Harris has put up his £5m ($7.3m) riverside mansion for sale in a reported attempt to hire a team of expensive lawyers that could secure him an early release. Earlier this year he was banned from eating chocolate in his prison cell after he was rushed to hospital. The Jake the Peg singer had a diabetes scare after he binged on chocolate.

Once he was convicted of the sexual assaults, his CBE was annulled at the order of the Queen. It has also been reported that Harris has made £76,000 since going to prison through an investment firm he was formerly a director of.