A former Australian TV star has been charged with the rape and assault of a woman in her home on the NSW Central Coast.

Martin Lynes, 48, who has starred in a range of hit Australian TV shows including, All Saints, Home & Away and Blue Water High, has been charged with a string of offences, including one count of sexual intercourse without consent and three counts of common assault.  Mr Lynes was charged at Wyong Police station on February 28.

Speaking with news.com.au, a NSW Local Courts spokesman confirmed that Mr Lynes had been granted bail on several conditions, which includes not going within 100 metres of the alleged victim’s address.

Conditions also include him being prohibited from having any contact with the alleged victim – both indirectly and directly.

The Daily Telegraph has reported that the female victim was treated in hospital for for concussion, bruising and bites.

Mr Lynes is best known for his work as Dr. Luke Forlano on the Australian hospital drama, All Saints.  His other starring roles include Rick Gallager in Sea Patrol, Coach Simmo in Blue Water High, Head of advertising company in Packed to the Rafters and a recurring role on McLeod’s Daughters.

Since retiring from acting, he has been working as a real estate agent on the NSW Central Coast.

The matter will return to Wyong Court on April 27.

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  • I really hope the woman involved is ok and to the bloke who did this … I don’t care who you are, how famous you were … What you did I’d unforgivable. I pray that justice will prevail you disgusting human ????


  • That’s really sad that he had done that but unfortunately not surprised. I hope they do make an example of him. Terrible thing for him to do.


  • What a disgusting human being he is.


  • I wish I was more surprised; this is too common a story.


  • urgh – when will men learn, that it is just not ok – maybe they should make an example out of him! – I hope his victim gets the compensation she so deserves – enough is enough!


  • Hmmm wow, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. There should be no favours because he was once an actor. How mighty the great sometimes fall.


  • Do hope the woman is OK and can rise above this and also hope he gets the help he needs so that no-one else has to go through this.


  • +He should not have been allowed bail! stiffer penaltiiesgiven to theives etc.This man has stolenthefreedom of innocent and non agreeable party ,that istheft andunlike money has emotionlrepocussions on victim. Time we got legally tougher of abuse perpetrators they take peoples freedom, far more valuable than gold . disgusted


  • I would say he’s “a fallen star” ! Feeling sorry for his victims…


  • This man has issues he needs to deal with. It is sad for both him and his victim that he didn’t get help sooner.


  • I seem to remember the face but can not pick him in any of the TV shows. Would like to have known who he played in Home and Away. I just hope because he is an ex-star that he gets no special treatment. Rape is Rape


  • Lke bt


  • There is NO SUCH THING as “sexual intercourse without consent”.
    There is sexual intercourse or there is RAPE.
    Call it for what it is!


  • What a s..m. No woman deserves the brutal attacks she somehow surived physically. If he is proved guilty he is yet another one that should be locked up and them forget where the key as tossed to. He now gives the acting profession a bad name too, and the Real Estate he works for.


  • I’ve never seen him act before (fortunately).


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