Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with one count of common assault and eight counts of indecent assault by police.
The former Neighbours star, 53, was charged by a police sex crime unit in Melbourne.
A spokesman for Mr McLachlan told local media: “Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended.”
He is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 February.
Police did not elaborate on the nature of the allegations.
McLachlan is a veteran of the Australian entertainment industry, having won Australia’s top television award – the Gold Logie – and starred in programmes including Home and Away and the Doctor Blake Mysteries.