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Robert Hughes pleads not guilty

RAW VIDEO: Hey Dad! star, Robert Hughes arrives at Downing Centre District Court on the first day of his trial and pleads not guilty to 11 child sex offences.

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Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes has pleaded not guilty to 11 child sex offences dating back to the 1980s.

The 64-year-old entered the plea in person at the Downing Centre District Court on Monday, on the first day of his trial.

The charges relate to allegations the former actor assaulted five children between 1985 and 1990.

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Robert Hughes has pleaded not guilty to child sex offences. Photo: Nic Walker

They were allegedly aged seven to 15 years at the time of the alleged abuse.