Hey Dad! child abuser Robert Hughes could walk free from jail


Hughes was jailed for at least six years in 2014 after a jury found the Australian actor guilty of 10 charges relating to sexual and indecent acts perpetrated on four young girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

A 2017 High Court challenge against his conviction was dismissed.

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The Hey Dad! cast with Robert Hughes (bottom left) and Sarah Monahan (bottom centre next to Hughes).Source:Supplied

Hughes’ legislated parole hearing will take place on Thursday but he is not required to appear at the meeting.

“In the case of Hughes, his non-parole period of six years expires on April 6, 2020, making him eligible at this time for consideration,” the NSW State Parole Authority said in a statement today.

Judge Peter Zahra at the time of Hughes’ conviction described the actor as a sexual predator who systematically exploited young girls and relied on his position to ensure the compliance and silence of his victims.

Robert Hughes with wife Robyn Gardiner arriving at court during his trial.

Robert Hughes with wife Robyn Gardiner arriving at court during his trial.Source:News Corp Australia



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