Rolf Harris writes song mocking his victims as money-grabbing 'wenches', report claims

The paedophile is hoping to be released on parole in late 2017, but the lawyer representing his victims said the 'revolting' song shows Harris 'hasn't understood the severity of his crimes'

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Disgraced television star Rolf Harris, the convicted paedophile currently serving six years in prison for a string of sex attacks on girls as young as seven, has written a song mocking his victims as money-grabbing “wenches”, it has been reported.

In a letter obtained by the Mail On Sunday, Harris described his life behind bars as “no hardship really” and claimed his victims had been getting their “hooks into his dough”.

In the letter, which was reportedly sent from Stafford prison to a friend who then handed it to the newspaper, Harris wrote that the lines of the songs should be set to country-rock music.

The lines included: “Perhaps you believe you’re pretty still, some perfumed sultry wench?” and, “Make him burn, get your 50-yearold hooks into his dough”.

 

“Make him burn, burn, burn. Come and join the feeding frenzy, girls,” he continued.

Harris was found guilty of 12 indecent assaults which took place between 1968 and 1986 against girls as young as seven at London’s Southwark Crown Court last July.

The sentencing judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, told Harris he had shown “no remorse” for his crimes.

“Your reputation lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself,” he said.

Harris wrote to his friend that he wished to record the song the “moment” he is released from prison, which he expects to be in late 2017.

The lawyer representing Harris’ victims, Liz Dux, told the BBC the “revolting” song had left one victim “totally distraught”.

She said the parole board should take into account the fact that Harris is “not in any way suffering” for his crimes while in prison, due to his comments, and that the offender has showed “no comprehension” of the effect he has had on his victims.

“It should certainly affect the way he’s treated when he applies for early release – he hasn’t understood the severity of his crimes,” she said.

A Change.org petition has been started calling for a judicial review into what supporters have called the “biased” trial of Harris last summer.

The petition has been signed by Harris’ daughter, Bindi Nicholls, who claims her father is a “kind, sweet, honest man,” and “nothing like the man the press have been portraying him to be”.

But it emerged last month that a “full file” of evidence against Harris had been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and that the paedophile had been interviewed under caution by police as part of Operation Yewtree.

Additional reporting by PA