Ben McCormack to face sentencing on Nov. 24

Former A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack will have to wait until November 24 to find out his fate.

The 43-year-old appeared in the Downing Centre District Court this morning a week after lawyer Sam Macedone entered guilty pleas on his behalf to 2 charges of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.

Macedone said he would tender psychiatric reports at the sentencing, which he expected would last three hours.

Judge Paul Conlon said after reading the police facts it was clear they were “not typical” of the charges McCormack had pleaded guilty to.

Last month his lawyer told media McCormack had engaged in “fantasy talk.”

The agreed facts, however, reveal the online chats included the exchange of images which weren’t able to be retrieved.

McCormack was suspended by the network following his arrest in April, but has since resigned.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years.

Source: News Corp Yahoo

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