Australian police have charged a man with indecently assaulting Sarah Hyland from ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family," according to the Associated Press.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported the 23-year-old was posing with fans at a cast party Thursday night at a Sydney hotel when a man, who asked her to pose for a photograph, grabbed her breast.

The actress, who plays teenager Haley Dunphy, left the party in tears, while security detained the man and called police, according to TMZ.

Police said in a statement Friday that authorities charged a 29-year-old man with indecent assault.

Hyland later apologized to fans for leaving early, writing "didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan." The cast was in Australia shooting an episode.

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