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"We'll Never Know How Many Victims Harris Had" Charity Tells LBC

Monday 30th June 2014

The founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, has said he thinks the victims who were part of Rolf Harris' trial are just the "tip of the iceberg".

The veteran entertainer has been found guilty of all 12 counts of indecent assault. The entertainer, who is 84, abused four women and young girls over an 18-year period from 1968.

A judge has told Rolf Harris to expect a prison sentence when he is sentenced on Friday.

Dozens more alleged victims came forward during the trial, including several in Australia, and Scotland Yard has been in touch with their counterparts in the Australian police. It is not yet clear whether they are pursuing any investigation in Harris's home country.

Speaking to LBC's Julia Hartley-Brewer Peter Saunders from NAPAC said he thinks there are a lot more victims out there.

"People came forward to NAPAC, we have a freephone helpline for adults, survivors of child abuse, certainly people came forward to us around Harris," he explained.

"Because we don't pass on information to a third party unless there is a crime going to be committed, obviously, we don't know how much of that information was passed on to the authorities but we saw some very credible allegations against Harris, which I don't think formed part of this prosecution.

"We'll never know how many victims he may or may not have had but I doubt that it is just those who have achieved some justice today."

You can find out more about the National Association for People Abused in Childhood on their website or you can call their freephone number on 0808 801 0331.