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Home and Away actor charged with rape

Actor Martin Lynes Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Australian actor Martin Lynes has been charged with sexual assault, indecent assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault

A former Home and Away actor has been charged with the rape and indecent assault of a woman.

Martin Lynes, 48, is accused of attacking the woman, 51, at his home on the New South Wales Central Coast.

An apprehended violence order is in place after the Australian actor was arrested on Tuesday 1 March.

Mr Lynes told the Daily Telegraph he strenuously denied the allegations and would be fighting the charges.

Now working in real estate, Mr Lynes appeared on the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away as recently as 2014, playing criminal figure Adam Sharpe.

He also starred in the local medical drama All Saints as Luke Forlano.

He has been granted conditional bail and has been ordered to face Wyong Local Court again on 27 April.

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