Reporter faces court over porn
THE lawyer for A Current Affair journalist Ben McCormack says he has “no idea” how his client will plead when he returns to court to face charges of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.
With his once enviable career prospects now in doubt, the 43- year- old shuffled out of a Sydney court yesterday looking a shadow of his former self.
The reporter, who has been suspended by the Nine Network, silently pushed through a media pack of his former colleagues as he made his way into the halls of the Downing Centre Court with a look of dejection etched across his face.
It was the first time he had faced court over the child porn charges after being excused from previous sittings while he received treatment at a Sydney hospital. McCormack was dramatically stood down from ACA after his Sydney office and home were raided by police and spent hours being interrogated by investigators.
Yesterday the court heard police were waiting on eight additional statements from those investigators before a final brief of allegations could be submitted.