Entertainment TV Current Affair reporter facing child porn trial admitted to hospital
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Current Affair reporter facing child porn trial admitted to hospital

Police visited A Current Affair's Sydney offices on Thursday.
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A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack has been admitted to hospital while on bail over alleged child pornography offences.

The 42-year-old’s lawyer, Sam Macedone, told 9News that Mr McCormack had gone to hospital for an “assessment”.

“All I know is he is in hospital for some kind of ailment,” Mr Macedone told 9News.

Last week Mr McCormack was charged over allegedly sending child pornography following a police raid on the A Current Affair office at Channel 9’s Sydney headquarters which led to his arrest.

“Police will allege in court the man was engaged in sexually explicit conversations about children with an adult male and discussed child pornography,” a NSW police statement said.

“About 7.30am today (Thursday 6 April 2017), the 42-year-old man was arrested by strike force detectives during a vehicle stop on Driver Avenue, Moore Park (Sydney).

“Shortly after, detectives executed a search warrant at a home unit in Alexandria, and an office at Willoughby, where they seized computers, a mobile phone, and electronic storage devices.”

The senior reporter was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear in court on May 1.

Under his bail conditions Mr McCormack was expected to report to Redfern Police Station twice a week.

Mr McCormack has worked at Nine for more than two decades and has been suspended from duties at the network since his arrest.