UPDATE @ 9.30am: FORMER A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack has avoided jail after pleading guilty to child pornography offences.
McCormack appeared in Sydney District Court on Wednesday, where he was sentenced to a 3 year good behaviour bond.
He was also ordered to pay $1000.
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It comes after the 43-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.
McCormack was arrested in April 2017 after police raided his Sydney home and office.
— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) December 5, 2017
EARLIER @ 7.10am: FORMER A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack is due to be sentenced for child porn charges today.
The 43-year-old was arrested in April after police raided his Sydney home and office.
In September, McCormack pleaded guilty to two charges of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.
Judge Paul Conlon told Sydney’s Downing District Court last month that McCormack “sought professional assistance for what he knew was wrong” before he was charged earlier this year.
He is due to be sentenced in Downing Centre District Court today.
Former Channel Nine Reporter Ben McCormack has arrived in Court. Despite facing a maximum of 15 years in jail, the judge indicated McCormack is unlikely to receive jail time. #7News pic.twitter.com/5GdSIIe8fq
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) December 5, 2017