Australian police charge man with indecently assaulting Modern Family star Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland who plays Haley Dunphy from the U.S. TV series Modern Family arrives on the red carpet during a social event in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. The series cast are in Sydney to shoot the Australian episodes. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have charged a man with indecently assaulting a star of the hit television comedy "Modern Family," Sarah Hyland, in Sydney.

The cast of the ABC series arrived in Sydney this week to shoot an Australian episode.

The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported the 23-year-old was attending a social function for cast members at a Sydney hotel on Thursday night when she was allegedly groped on the chest by a man who had asked her to pose for a photograph.

The actress who plays big-eyed teenager Haley Dunphy immediately alerted private security guards, who called police to the scene.

Police said in a statement on Friday that a 29-year-old man had been charged following the alleged indecent assault.

She later apologized on Twitter to fans for leaving early.

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