A Current Affair journalist Ben McCormack has been suspended from Channel 9, after he was charged with sending child pornography material.
In a statement released yesterday afternoon, the Nine Network confirmed “Ben McCormack, a 25-year veteran of the Nine Network, was arrested today and charged by New South Wales Police with using a carriage service for child pornography material.”
“And while justice must take its course, given the serious nature of the allegations Nine has taken a strong position and immediately suspended Ben McCormack.”
Last night’s edition of the program also opened with the message regarding the charges laid against McCormack.
Host Leila McKinnon went on to tell viewers “A Current Affair has a long history of pursuing offenders in these types of cases, and we intend to cover this story without fear or favour.
“We stress these charges relate to Ben McCormack’s alleged personal conduct, and in no way reflect his behaviour within A Current Affair or the Nine Network.”
McCormack was granted bail, and is set to face Downing Centre Local Court on May 1.