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Hey Dad! child star Sarah Monahan announces she’s returning home to Australia and wants a job

‘I’d really like someone to give me a job!’ Hey Dad! child star Sarah Monahan announces she’s returning home to Australia after spending years living on a boat in Florida… and reveals plans to become a TV personality

Hey Dad! child star Sarah Monahan has revealed her plans to move back home to Australia, after spending years living on a boat in Florida with her husband Matt. 

The 42-year-old, who was one of many victims sexually abused by paedophile Robert Hughes on the set of Hey Dad!, told Monday’s New Idea magazine that she hopes to find a new job Down Under.  

‘I’d really like someone to give me a job back in Australia!’ she told the publication. 

‘I’d really like someone to give me a job!’ Hey Dad! child star Sarah Monahan, 42, has announced she’s returning home to Australia after spending years living on a boat in Florida 

‘I’d love to be a talking head on TV, that would be a dream job because I’m not scared to say what I think, and of course I still want to do advocacy work for child abuse victims,’  she added. 

Sarah also spoke of her desire to reconnect with her brother Mark and his three children.  

However, the blonde admitted she’s yet to reconcile with her estranged mother Linda, who fell out of touch with Sarah after she went public with the truth about Hughes’ sexual abuse. 

Floating by: Sarah has spent years living on a boat in Florida with her husband Matt

Floating by: Sarah has spent years living on a boat in Florida with her husband Matt

'I'd love to be a talking head on TV': Sarah revealed her career aspirations ahead of moving back Down Under

‘I’d love to be a talking head on TV’: Sarah revealed her career aspirations ahead of moving back Down Under

During her wide-ranging interview with New Idea, Sarah spoke candidly about her feelings towards Hughes, who could be freed from protective custody as early as April 2020. 

‘Hopefully he has found some kind of peace in prison. I wish him no ill will anymore,’ she said.   

Hughes, who played Sarah’s on-screen father from 1987 to 1993, was sentenced in 2014 to a maximum of ten years and nine months with a non-parole period of six years.

Abuse: Sarah (pictured centre, front) was among countless victims who suffered Robert Hughes' (left, front) sexual abuse on the set of Hey Dad!, which began airing in 1987

Abuse: Sarah (pictured centre, front) was among countless victims who suffered Robert Hughes’ (left, front) sexual abuse on the set of Hey Dad!, which began airing in 1987

The actor was convicted on ten of 11 child sex charges, with the jury being discharged after not being able to reach a majority verdict on the 11th charge.  

Sarah was six years old when she joined the iconic sitcom in 1987. 

She has previously said she ‘got away light’ compared to her on-screen father’s other victims – but was relieved and said she felt vindicated by his guilty verdict.  

If you or someone you know is affected by sexual assault or family violence, call 1800RESPECT or visit www.1800respect.org.au. 

Jailed: Hughes, who played Sarah's on-screen father from 1987 to 1993, (left, back) was sentenced in 2014 to a maximum of ten years and nine months with a non-parole period of six years. Pictured with the cast of Hey Day! including Sarah (front, right)

Jailed: Hughes, who played Sarah’s on-screen father from 1987 to 1993, (left, back) was sentenced in 2014 to a maximum of ten years and nine months with a non-parole period of six years. Pictured with the cast of Hey Day! including Sarah (front, right) 

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