Wednesday 16 January 2019

Ex-'Neighbours' star McLachlan is charged with indecent assault

Australia

Craig McLachlan has had lots of roles in musicals on stage. Photo: AP
Craig McLachlan has had lots of roles in musicals on stage. Photo: AP

Jonathan Pearlman

Craig McLachlan, the former 'Neighbours' star, has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, believed to be connected to his role in an Australian stage production of 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

Police in the state of Victoria said detectives from a sexual offences and child abuse investigation team had charged a 53-year-old man from New South Wales with one count of common law assault, eight counts of indecent assault, and one count of attempted indecent assault. He is due to appear at a magistrates court in Melbourne on February 8.

"Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended," a spokesman told Fairfax Media.

McLachlan gained prominence in the late 1980s for his role in 'Neighbours'. He had a series of hit songs.

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