Home and Away actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who also played ‘The Freak’ in hit series Prisoner, is ‘facing child sex charges over an incident with a 13- year-old girl’ dating back to the 1980s
- Australian TV star Maggie Kirkpatrick allegedly facing child sex charges
- Charges allegedly in relation to an incident with 13-year-old girl in 1980s
- The actress has reportedly vehemently denied allegations of abuse
- Ms Kirkpatrick’s best known for her role as ‘The Freak’ in Prisoner in 1980s
An Australian television star is allegedly accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.
Maggie Kirkpatrick, best known for portraying prison officer Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson in 1980’s TV show Prisoner, has allegedly been charged with child sex offences and will face court in August, according to News Corp.
Victoria Police confirm ‘a 74-year-old NSW woman has been charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency with a person under the age of 16.’
The veteran actress – also famed for her roles in Hey Dad!, Home and Away and All Saints – has reportedly denied the allegations of abuse and sworn to fight the charges.
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Maggie Kirkpatrick is best known for her role portraying prison officer ‘The Freak’ in 1980’s tv show Prisoner
The veteran actress – also famed for her roles in Hey Dad!, Home and Away and All Saints – has reportedly sworn to fight the charges while speaking from her home in Sydney
‘I need to go to court to have this ridiculous situation quashed,’ Ms Kirkpatrick told News Corp.
‘Allegations have been levelled at me, yes. Are they true? Absolutely not.’
The Herald Sun claim the charges are in connection to an incident in the 1980s involving a 13-year-old female victim.
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia the accused will face court at the Melbourne’s Magistrates’ Court on August 19.
The television and theatre star (pictured during a performance of Wicked in late 2013) has allegedly been charged with child sex offences
It’s claimed the alleged charges involving Ms Kirkpatrick (left) are in relation to an incident or incidents in the 1980s involving a 13-year-old girl (not pictured)
Kirkpatrick, now 74, is a mother-of-one from her 16 year marriage to Norman Kirkpatrick, which ended in divorce in 1979.
She remains a active theatre performer and is based in Sydney.
In May 2014, Australian TV legend Robert Hughes was convicted of 10 sexual and indecent assault charges after he was found guilty of abusing five girls who were then between the ages of seven and 15.
The Hey Dad! star was ordered to serve at least six years in jail for his crimes.
Just one month later, in June 2014, Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls in the UK between 1968 and 1986.
The then-84 year old was sentenced to five years and nine months behind bars.
Maggie Kirkpatrick (pictured), now 74 years old, has allegedly vehemently denied the allegations and reportedly says she’ll fight the charges in court