11/01/2019 10:44 GMT

Former 'Neighbours' Star Craig McLachlan Charged With Indecent Assault

He played Henry Ramsay on the Australian soap.

Former ‘Neighbours’ actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with multiple counts of sex offences.

The Australian star is facing charges of eight counts of indecent assault, one count of common assault and another charge of attempted indecent assault.

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Craig McLachlan

McLachlan has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in 2014. 

Police in Victoria state said a 53-year-old man, identified in reports as McLachlan, has been summoned to appear in court over the charges.

A spokesman for the actor said McLachlan denied all of the charges.

They said in a statement said: “Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended.”

McLachlan rose to fame as Henry Ramsay in ‘Neighbours’ in 1987 – a role he played for two years. 

Craig appeared alongside Kylie Minogue in 'Neighbours' during the 1980s

He later went on to appear in rival Australian soap ‘Home And Away’ from 1990 to 1991, playing Grant Mitchell. 

McLachlan last appeared on UK screens in 2011, when he was a contestant on ‘Dancing On Ice’, being voted off first.