10 August 2012
Hey Dad actor Robert Hughes was arrested in London yesterday after a two-year investigation over alleged sexual and indecent assault charges against five girls - including former cast members of the Australian show.
Police say they spoke with more than 200 people during the investigation, which led them to arrest Robert.
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Former Hey Dad! co-star Sarah Monahan - who played Hughes' youngest on-screen daughter, Jenny - last night tweeted she was "crying with happiness right now," following the news that he'd been arrested.
"Wow, it's 3am here and my twitter box is exploding," she added later. "Well I got the call at 2am my time, promised I wouldn't leak it out till they made their official announcement."
63-year-old Robert was once Australia's favourite on-screen father as Martin Kelly, but his reputation has been severely marred by these allegations.
Hughes was granted bail after his arrest but he must wear an electronic anklet and stay away from children under the age of 16. The charges relate to alleged offences against five girls in suburbs in Sydney's north.