Entertainer Rolf Harris will be charged with seven counts of indecent assault against people as young as 12.
The Crown Prosecution Service today authorised police to charge Harris with the offences, alleged to have taken place over a 33-year period from 1971 to 2004. The seven complainants were aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offences.
A spokesperson said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Rolf Harris.
“Having completed our review in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault. The alleged offences date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven complainants aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offending.”
Harris is scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 17 March.