A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of artist and entertainer The 84-year-old appeared at
Wearing a grey suit and a pink shirt with blue stripes, and a red and black tie, Harris, from
A panel of 12, made up of six men and six women, along with three extras, two men and one woman, were chosen from a pool of more than 20 potential members.
Harris stood at the front of the dock as the process took place, and the indictment was read out.
"A number of duties follow from your role as judges of the facts. It's your duty to try the case on the evidence that you hear in this courtroom and nothing else."
He said jurors have duties, including not allowing themselves to be influenced "by any external matter", including media coverage.
They should not discuss the case with anyone else, should not post entries on social networking sites about the trial, or try to research the case themselves.
Harris is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault on four alleged victims, the youngest of whom was seven or eight and the oldest 19, between 1968 and 1986.
The clerk of the court read the indictment to the jury. The allegations are:
l Count 1 - indecent assault of a girl aged seven or eight on an occasion between
l Count 2 - the same offence on a girl aged 14 between
l Counts 3 and 4 - the same offence on a girl aged 12 to 15 between
l Count 5 - indecent assault of a girl aged 14 to 15 between the same dates;
l Counts 6 to 8 - indecent assault of a girl aged 12 to 15 between the same dates;
l Count 9 - the same offence on a girl aged 19 between
l Counts 10 to 12 - the same offence on a girl aged 14 on
The former television presenter denies all the counts.
It is expected the prosecution case will open today.
A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of artist and entertainer
The 84-year-old appeared at