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Sarah Monahan hopes to move back to Australia and return to Home and Away

Sarah Monahan wants her old life back after being disgraced Hey Dad..! actor and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes was deported to the United Kingdom.

The actress, who now lives on a Texas ranch, hopes to return to Australia and resume her career, she said. Zodiac sign Magazine on Saturday.

“Now that he’s not here, I’d love to come home to Australia. I can move freely, maybe even return to television, but I wonder if the industry is ready to be me without the Hey Dad..! things fastened,” says the 45-year-old.

Sarah Monahan wants her old life back after being disgraced Hey Dad..!  actor and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes was deported to the United Kingdom.  Pictured in Stellar Magazine

Sarah Monahan wants her old life back after being disgraced Hey Dad..! actor and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes was deported to the United Kingdom. Pictured in Stellar Magazine

‘I miss the industry. I constantly miss doing something new and exciting. I miss the people, the parties, meeting new and interesting people. I want to see if I can make it as an actor,” she continued.

Monahan hopes to pick up her old role in the soap opera Home and Away, in which she played Heather in 1995.

“I could go back to Home And Away. I want to be remembered for the work I do, not for what happened to me. I feel like a story has ended and this is a new beginning, one full of hope and promise where I am in control of my own story.”

Hughes (bottom left) was jailed in 2014 on 10 charges related to sexual and indecent acts committed against four young girls, including his daughter Sarah Monahan (bottom center), in the 1980s and 1990s.  Pictured is the cast of Hey Dad..!

Hughes (bottom left) was jailed in 2014 on 10 charges related to sexual and indecent acts committed against four young girls, including his daughter Sarah Monahan (bottom center), in the 1980s and 1990s. Pictured is the cast of Hey Dad..!

Monahan starred as Jenny Kelly in the sitcom Hey Dad..! between 1987 and 1993, alongside Hughes, who starred as Martin Kelly in the TV comedy from 1987 to 1994.

Hughes was jailed in 2014 on 10 charges related to sexual and indecent acts committed against four young girls, including his on-screen daughter Monahan, in the 1980s and 1990s.

He was jailed for 10 years and nine months with a six-year non-parole period, expiring in April 2020.

Hughes (pictured), who starred as Martin Kelly in the TV comedy from 1987 to 1994, was released from Long Bay Correctional Facility last month and deported to the United Kingdom to live with his wife, Agent Robyn Gardiner, after being paroled. had been released by the NSW.  State Parole Authority

Hughes (pictured), who starred as Martin Kelly in the TV comedy from 1987 to 1994, was released from Long Bay Correctional Facility last month and deported to the United Kingdom to live with his wife, Agent Robyn Gardiner, after being paroled. had been released by the NSW. State Parole Authority

Hughes continues to deny his crimes despite “overwhelming evidence.”

“He’s an old man and he’s frail, but they don’t change, and he’s a denier,” Monahan said. “He still thinks he didn’t do anything.”

Hughes was Released from Long Bay Correctional Facility last month and deported to the UK to live with his wife, Agent Robyn Gardiner, after being paroled by the NSW State Parole Authority.

The 73-year-old renounced his Australian citizenship in 2020, becoming an illegal citizen who had to be deported on release.

“Now that he's not here, I'd love to come home to Australia.  I can move freely, maybe even return to television, but I wonder if the industry is ready to be me without the Hey Dad..!  stuff attached,

“Now that he’s not here, I’d love to come home to Australia. I can move freely, maybe even return to television, but I wonder if the industry is ready to be me without the Hey Dad..! stuff attached,” says 45-year-old Sarah

Although allegations were made against Hughes in the 1990s, it took a paid television interview by Monahan in 2010 to launch a wide-ranging police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the actor.

His victims were a family friend, friends of his daughter and Monahan.

Hughes will be checked in the UK under the ‘notification requirements’ of the Sexual Offenses Act.

He must report to the police within three days of his return to the UK, and then once a year and within three days of changing his details.

Although allegations were made against Hughes in the 1990s, it took a paid television interview by Monahan in 2010 to launch a wide-ranging police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the actor.  The cast of Hey Dad..!  are depicted

Although allegations were made against Hughes in the 1990s, it took a paid television interview by Monahan in 2010 to launch a wide-ranging police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the actor. The cast of Hey Dad..! are depicted

He must provide passport and bank details and must notify the police of any intention to leave the UK.

Hughes must also provide details of where he lives and where he regularly resides if different from his home address.

“It is mandatory to notify the police if he is going to stay (for a minimum period of 12 hours) in a household where a child is present,” the probation authority noted.

He will be sent back to prison for up to six months if he does not meet these conditions.

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