Ex-Home and Away star charged with rape

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Former Home and Away actor Martin Lynes has been charged with raping and assaulting a woman.

News Corp reports he 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 offences are alleged to have taken place at his Bateau Bay home in late February.

Police have also taken out an apprehended violence order against Lynes that bans him from going within 100m of the alleged victim.

Lynes has strenuously denied the allegations.

“I will be defending them,” he said.

Lynes, 48, has also appeared in Bluewater High, Packed to the Rafters and .

Since retiring from acting, Lynes, has become a real estate agent on the New South Wales Central Coast.

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