Former Home and Away actor is charged with sexual and physical assault

Publish Date
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:01PM
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Well, it's fair to say that Home and Away is going through a rollercoaster of emotions at the moment! First, Summer Bay favourite Johnny Ruffo shared a heartbreaking post about his brain tumour and now former star Martin Lynes has been caught up in some serious trouble!

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Lynes, best known for his roles on Home and Away, McLeod’s Daughters, and All Saints, is currently on trial for reportedly physically assaulting and raping a woman.

The jury has been told the actor - who played Adam Sharpe, Ricky Sharpe's brother on the Aussie soap - attacked the woman on three separate occasions between May 2015 and February 2016.

Lynes has been charged with one count of having sexual intercourse without consent, one count of assault with act of indecency, three counts of common assault and four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 50-year-old has pled not guilty to the charges and denies ever being violent towards the woman.

The woman was treated for her injuries in hospital.

After leaving Home and Away in 2013, Lynes retired from acting.

He now works as a real estate agent.

The trial is expected to last a week.