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Ex-Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault

Craig McLachlan appeared in Neighbours and Home and Away. Photo: AP

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault.

The Australian actor was charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Police in Victoria state said a 53-year-old man, identified in reports as McLachlan, has been summoned to appear in court over the nine charges, and another charge of attempted indecent assault.

McLachlan with two of his Neighbours co-stars Annie Jones and Stefan Dennis in 1988. Credit: PA

A spokesman for the former star of long-running Australian TV soaps Neighbours and Home And Away said McLachlan denied all of the charges, which arose after a production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

The statement said: "Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended."