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Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences

Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences”

Victoria Police confirmed to Mumbrella that a 53-year-old New South Wales man has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted indecent assault and one count of common law assault.

One of the country's leading musical performers, Christie Whelan Browne, who performed the lead role of Janet during the 2014 Rocky Horror tour, has told police that McLachlan indecently assaulted her during the show.

A four-week trial is scheduled to commence in the NSW Supreme Court on February 4.

McLachlan is due to face a magistrate in Melbourne on February 8.

He also had a brief career as a singer - reaching number two in the United Kingdom singles charts with his 1990 song Mona.

Mr McLachlan worked alongside Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan in Neighbours, but also starred in Home and Away and Doctor Blake Mysteries.

All charges come from the time McLachlan was starring as Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Show in Melbourne.

After appearing in a number of TV projects, he returned to Australia to work on the Doctor Blake Mysteries, a period drama set in Ballarat.

The show returned to air past year without McLachlan in the lead role and was retitled The Blake Mysteries.



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