Ben McCormack released from Redfern police station last night.
Ben McCormack released from Redfern police station last night. AAP

A Current Affair porn accused Ben McCormack in hospital

A CURRENT Affair journalist Ben McCormack has been admitted to hospital and will be staying there "for a while" after he was charged with a child pornography offence last week.

His lawyer Sam Macedone said he spoke to his 42-year-old client this morning and will be working to get his bail conditions varied so that he is not required to report to Redfern police station.

"I don't know what he is being assessed for but I understand he will be there for while," Mr Macedone told The Daily Telegraph on Monday afternoon.

"I need to vary some bail reporting conditions because of his impending stay in hospital - but I don't know what exactly it is about," he said.

In a statement sent out soon after his arrest on Thursday - the NSW Police Force alleged the senior reporter engaged in sexually explicit conversations about children with an adult male and discussed child pornography.

A number of media reports have detailed the allegations before Mr McCormack's first court appearance and Mr Macedone said a lot of what has been reported was news to him.

"As I see it [media reporting] is different from what I am reading in the fact sheet," he said.

"What is being alleged isn't complete because as I understand it the police are still investigating matters.

"I have no idea what the final allegations will be."

Mr McCormack is due to face Downing Centre Local Court on May 1.

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