Australian Actor, Martin Lynes, Gets Sentenced To Prison for Sexual Assault Charge

by Asfa Shakeel

Former Home and Away star, Martin Lynes, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault during an incident that occurred at his house on February 2016.

Actor Martin Lynes, one of the cast of drama ‘All Saints’ attending lunch at Wildfire restaurant. (Source: Getty Images).

Martin Lynes has been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment, after a jury found him guilty of sexual assault charges last August.

Martin Lynes

JULY 1999 – MARIA PATANO AND MARTIN LYNES AT THE ANNUAL COINTREAU BALL HELD IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. (Source: Getty Images)

The charges on him are in relation to attacks done on a woman at the former actor’s home in Bateau Bay, on Central Bay.

Martin Lynes

MARTIN LYNES AND MARIA PATANE AT THE 44th TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS, AT MELBOURNE’S CROWN ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28. (Source: Getty Images)

The 50-year-old actor faced 3 alleged charges related to sexual assault in 2015 and 2016, but was found not guilty to two charges, ‘of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and having sexual intercourse without consent.’

However on Friday, during a hearing in Sydney, Lynes was sentenced to serve two more years and six months in prison and will be available for parole in 2020.

Martin Lynes

Maria Patane and Martin Lynes at the Cats Run Away to the Circus gala evening, Northern Territory, Australia. (Source: Getty Images)

After an end to his acting career, the former Australian soap actor now works as a real estate agent. He was known for his role as Adam Sharpe on Home and Away, and before that for his portrayal of Luke Forlano in the Australian series, All Saints.

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SYDNEY – MARCH 02: Actor Martin Lynes, one of the cast o’All Saints’ attending lunch at Wildfire restaurant. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

The presiding judge, Robert Sutherland, told the court, “The event for which the offender is to be sentenced was very serious and is to be deplored.”



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