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  • 23 February 2014, 9:49

Modern Family Star Sarah Hyland 'Groped By Fan'

A man has been charged with indecently assaulting Modern Family star Sarah Hyland after asking her to pose for a photograph with him.

She was with her co-stars at a VIP party for cast members at a hotel on Sydney Harbour when she was allegedly groped on the chest, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 23-year-old actress, who plays teenager Haley Dunphy in the popular sitcom, immediately alerted private security guards on Thursday night, who called police.

She later tweeted: "Sorry to all the fans outside the #qantas event that I didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan."

Her boyfriend Matt Prokop, who travelled to Australia with Hyland, tweeted: "To the a****** who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don't see next week [sic].

"All Sarah wanted to do tonight was say hi to the girls who were waiting outside one douche can ruin it for everyone. Goodnight."

The cast of the ABC series and Emmy Award-winning show had arrived in the city earlier this week to shoot an Australian episode.

New South Wales state police said on Friday that a 29-year-old man had been charged with assault with an act of indecency and released on bail to appear at a Sydney court on March 14.

If convicted of the offence he could face up to five years in prison.

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