Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris will stand trial next April accused of indecently assaulting young girls, a court heard today.
The 83-year-old faces nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child.
Harris was excused from attending today's preliminary hearing before Mr Justice Nicol at the Old Bailey in London.
A plea hearing at Southwark Crown Court was provisionally set for January 14.
Harris's trial will start on April 30.