Martin Lynes leaves court last year following an appearance. Picture by Peter Lorimer
Martin Lynes leaves court last year following an appearance. Picture by Peter Lorimer

Former Home and Away actor's alleged attack with sex toy

FORMER Home and Away and All Saints actor Martin Peter Lynes became a jealous lover who violently assaulted and raped a woman with a sex toy, a court has heard.

During her opening address, Crown prosecutor Rebeka Court told the jury during one sickening attack in late February 2016 on the state's Central Coast Lynes grabbed the woman by both breasts and threw her to the floor before biting her on the nose and sticking his finger in her anus.

"He then put his hand under her underwear and then inserted his finger into her anus and moved them in and out repeatedly," Ms Court said.

"When he let the woman go he then kicked her in the ribs."

Lynes, best known for his role as Luke Forlano in All Saints, is accused of assaulting and raping a woman known to him on three separate occasions between May 2015 and February 2016 at a home in Bateau Bay.

The trial of the retired actor-turned-real estate agent began today in Gosford District Court with Lynes pleading not guilty to all charges.

Ms Court told the court on February 29, 2016, Lynes became violent after the woman had left work early one day because she was sick.

When the former actor returned home after work he began peppering her with questions about where she had been that day.

"When the complainant lay on the couch Lynes grabbed her by the head with both hands and started banging her head up and down on the couch," Ms Court said.

"The accused then pulled her up by the head, lifting her off the couch and started verbally abusing her.

"When the complainant started to try and scream he placed his hands over her mouth and around her throat and dug his fingers into her face, and it was at this point the complainant lost control of her bladder and wet herself."

Martin Lynes as he appeared playing Dr Luke Forlano in All Saints. Picture: Supplied
Martin Lynes as he appeared playing Dr Luke Forlano in All Saints. Picture: Supplied

The woman was treated for her injuries later that night at Gosford Hospital.

Ms Court said when police interviewed Lynes about the incident he denied assaulting the woman and said he had been forced to restrain her after the pair become involved in argument and she became abusive towards him.

Lynes also denied ever being violent towards the woman.

The alleged victim gave evidence but Judge Robert Sutherland closed the court and The Daily Telegraph was not allowed to watch proceedings.

Earlier the court heard the first case of alleged sexual assault took place in May 2015 when Lynes questioned the woman about another man and became enraged.

Lynes allegedly pinned the woman down on a bed, forcing her legs open and then shoved a vibrator in her vagina, repeatedly moving it in and out.

The next day he then allegedly sent the woman a text in which he said: "I am shamed. I don't know what to do, I can't defend myself. Do what you think is right. I know you don't want to be with me".

The court also heard in late 2015 Lynes flipped an ironing board at the woman, hitting her in the ribs, and then charged at her.

Since retiring from acting Lynes - who last year appeared in Home and Away as Adam Sharpe, a mentor to Steve Peacocke's Brax - became a real estate agent on the Central Coast.

During his TV career he also starred in Packed To The Rafters and McLeod's Daughters.

The trial continues before Judge Sutherland.

News Corp Australia

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