Shamed entertainer Rolf Harris visited child pornography websites prior to his arrest for sex abuse in 2012, a court has heard.

The disgraced Tv personality was convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault on Monday (30Jun14) having been accused of molesting four girls between 1968 and 1986, when they were aged between seven and 19.

It has now emerged Harris was also charged with four counts of making indecent images of children after detectives found child porn on a computer following a search of his home.

However, Harris' lawyers successfully petitioned judges to separate the pornography charges from the indecent assault accusations ahead of his trial, and officials at Britain's Crown Prosecution Service have now decided not to pursue the additional offences.

Australian Harris is due to be sentenced at London's Southwark Crown Court later on Friday (04Jul14).