“I can confirm that officers from the New South Wales police have been at TCN this morning investigating matters relating to a staff member at ‘A Current Affair’.”“It’s a personal matter that does not relate to the program or [the network].”“We are co-operating with the police. However, we are not in a position to comment any further as this is an ongoing investigation.”
McCormack’s prior reporting work on the program has involved the pursuit of child abusers, including a 2014 report filed from the courtroom as former ‘Hey Dad!‘ star Robert Hughes was found guilty of committing sexual offences against children; a crime he was later sentenced to 10 years in prison for.
“A man has been charged with sending child pornography material after being arrested by detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad.”“Detectives commenced an investigation after becoming aware of a matter via the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), a joint-agency approach to tackling crimes against children.
Police will allege in court the man was engaged in sexually explicit conversations about children with an adult male and discussed child pornography.
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.
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 man was taken to Redfern Police Station and charged with using a carriage service for child pornography material.”“He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 1 May 2017.
Investigations are continuing.”