Man arrested for groping Sarah Hyland

Sarah-Hyland A man, who assaulted Sarah Hyland at a party in Australia on Thursday evening, was arrested.

The Modern Family star was attending the event at the Siebel Pier One Hotel in Sydney when a man identified as Nedal Lakmas, who asked her for a picture, grabbed her breast. After the incident Sarah was shaken and in tears and left the party.

According to eyewitnesses, she immediately pushed the man away and screamed, “Don’t touch me there!” before her security intervened.

The actress later apologized to her fans for leaving early via Twitter. She wrote: “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.”

Police officials confirm the man has since been arrested.

sarah-hyland-red-carpetA spokesperson tells, “A man is assisting police with investigations following an alleged indecent assault of a woman yesterday. It is alleged the man indecently assaulted the 23-year-old woman… A 29-year-old man was arrested. Police are continuing their investigations.”

Sarah returned to work and joined the cast of Modern Family to film scenes at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

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One response to “Man arrested for groping Sarah Hyland”

  1. Mike says:

    Those fans, what they only invent to get close to their idols. I wonder why would Sarah leave the party? Has she never been touched there? I understand it is a very unpleasant occurrence, but she better learn how to take control over her emotions and behave as the celebrity should, not missing the vents where she is supposed to be present. Still, I admire her shyness and this just turns men even more.)