Former A Current Affair reporter and convicted paedophile Ben McCormack ‘takes up a series of menial jobs as he tries to rebuild his life interstate’
- Former A Current Affair Reporter Ben McCormack narrowly escaped jail in 2017
- He was charged with child pornography offences and given good behavior bond
- He has reportedly been working a series of menial jobs since the conviction
A former A Current Affair reporter who was convicted of child pornography offences has struggled to find steady work since avoiding jail.
Ben McCormack was found guilty in 2017 of two counts of using a carriage service to promote, publish or transmit child pornography.
The 43-year-old received a three-year good behaviour bond and a $1000 fine for his crime, before leaving Sydney with his career in tatters.
Since then, McCormack has been moving between a series of low level jobs and even quit one role after a customer recognised him, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Former Sydney based A Current Affair reporter and convicted paedophile Ben McCormack has taken up a series of menial jobs interstate after avoiding jail in 2017
During his trial, the court heard that McCormack had conversations with another adult male between April 2015 and February 2017 where he frequently described ‘fantasising about young male persons.’
McCormack described himself as a ‘proud b (boy) lover’ in messages with the other men.
Once one of A Current Affairs most senior reporters, he narrowly escaped spending time behind bars for the offences.
During his trial, the court heard that McCormack had conversations with another adult male between April 2015 and February 2017 where he frequently described ‘fantasising about young male persons’
Police said that McCormack never sent images and only exchanged words with the other man. The judge described the offending as at the lower end of the scale.
The court was also told at the time that the accused was seeking treatment with a psychiatrist.
Before his downfall, McCormack had famously confronted Robert Hughes, the former star of sitcom Hey Dad, who himself was facing child sex charges.