Chilling video of Rolf Harris warning kids about paedophiles resurfaces after death
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Footage of a 1985 educational video by disgraced children's entertainer and convicted sex offender Rolf Harris has resurfaced in the wake of his death.
In the video, the convicted paedophile, who died on May 10, teaches kids about child sex offenders, and 'yes' and 'no' touching.
The video, entitled 'Kids Can Say No' shows the disgraced children's entertainer talking to a number of kids, telling them: "Sometimes people do things to one another which don’t make them feel good."
"That’s a no feeling. Sometimes a person can give you the no feeling without even touching you at all."
The video, which was Harris' own idea, was launched at the height of his career, at a time when he was still abusing his own victims.
At the start of the clip, Harris can be seen going in on a little girl for a hug.
The video includes a role play of a young girl being inappropriately touched by the father of her friend, in a twisted mirroring of Harris' own crimes.
The spine-chilling video was then shown in schools across Australia.
The 20-minute video, which opens with a group of children singing 'my body’s nobody’s body but mine', has now resurfaced on TikTok after the former star's death at age of 93.
His death was confirmed to the PA news agency by a registrar at Maidenhead Town Hall.
Harris was an Australian entertainer who rose to fame in the 1950s, and went on to forge a successful career spanning television, music and art.
However, his reputation took a controversial turn in 2013 when he was arrested as part of the Operation Yewtree police investigation, which was set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.
The following year, Harris was convicted of 12 indecent assaults at London’s Southwark Crown, including one on an eight-year-old autograph hunter and two on girls in their early teens, along with a catalogue of abuse against his daughter’s friend over 16 years.
Three years later, in May 2017, he was formally cleared of four unconnected historical sex offences - which he had denied - before being released from prison that later month after serving around three years of his sentence.
Later the same year, one of the 12 indecent assault convictions was also overturned by the Court of Appeal.
Harris - who originally trained as a swimming teacher in his native Australia - moved to the UK at the age of 21, finding fame in the BBC and ITV with shows including The Rolf Harris Show, Rolf’s Cartoon Club, teatime variety show Rolf on Saturday, OK?, and Animal Hospital - a series following treatment of animals at a number of RSPCA hospitals, which ran from 1994 to 2004.