Neighours and Home and Away actor Craig McLachlan charged with sex offences and assault 5 months ago

Neighours and Home and Away actor Craig McLachlan charged with sex offences and assault

Craig McLachlan has been charged with one count of assault and eight counts of indecent assault.

The Australian actor, who previously starred in Neighbours and Home and Away, was charged by a police sex crime unit in Melbourne yesterday.

BBC News reports that a spokesperson for McLachlan said that their client is "innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended."

The 53-year-old is due before the court on Friday, February 8.

Melbourne police did not provide further details about the nature of the allegations.

McLachlan became a household name in Australia in the mid 1980s when he began playing Henry Ramsay in soap opera Neighours.

He stayed with the role until 1989, soon leaving the programme to star in rival soap, Home and Away, as Grant Mitchell until he exited the soap after one year.

McLachlan recently stepped down from his role in The Rocky Horror Show following allegations of sexual harassment made by fellow members of the cast.

The actor denied the claims.