Saturday, August 23, 2014   

Aussie broadcaster Hughes on trial for child sex assaults
(02-24 19:54)

Former Australian TV star Robert Hughes, 65, went on trial in a court in Sydney today. He pleaded not guilty to 11 child-sex charges involving girls aged from seven to 15, local media reported.
The former star of the TV show Hey Dad! is accused of committing the offenses between 1985 and 1990.
The court was told that Hughes allegedly sexually assaulted a girl during a sleepover at his Sydney home before giving her a teddy bear and calling her a “good girl.’’
The prosecutor Gina O'Rourke said Hughes also exposed himself to a young girl actor near the Hey Dad! set at Channel Seven's Eastwood studios in Sydney.
She said he “pulled down his underpants over his buttocks, exposing his penis.’’
The former TV star has pleaded not guilty to the charges, local media reports said.
Hughes' lawyer Greg Walsh told the court that his client is innocent.
The trial is expected to last for several weeks.—Xinhua

   
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