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- Mark Cameron has been married to Davina Smith, a reporter for Nine News, since 2010
- The 43-year-old is said to have attacked the woman in early December 2018.
- Cameron and Mrs. Smith have a 4 year old daughter and are expecting their second child.
The military husband of a high profile journalist was accused more than two years ago of raping a drunk woman.
Mark Cameron, who has been married to Davina Smith, a reporter for Nine News since 2010, was charged with rape last November.
The 43-year-old is said to have attacked the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, in the early hours of December 2, 2018 in Sutherland, south of Sydney.
Husband of Nine News anchor Davina Smith is accused of raping a drunk woman https://t.co/csLExhU6Ys
— 9 Breaking News (@9_breaking_news) March 4, 2021
Police said the incident took place on the outskirts of Cameron’s Cronulla home, which she shares with Ms. Smith, who is pregnant with their second child, and their four-year-old daughter Rose.
“This is a serious complaint about s*xual assault on a drunk victim,” police said in court documents, according to the Daily Telegraph.
“The prosecution records on this case are extremely strong, as the defendant admitted the crime was arrested under the warrant that was approved.”
Cameron confronted the local Sutherland court on Thursday about an attempt to change the terms of his bail so he would not have to report to the police every week.
The court heard that reporting requirements interfered with family responsibilities while Ms. Smith was at work.
One of them’s father’s attorney alleged that he had not contacted the alleged victim in two years, despite being released on bail in November 2020.
“There is no evidence of fears about the victim’s safety that cannot be mitigated by reasonable bail conditions,” police said in court documents.
Sergeant McGee, District Attorney for the New South Wales Police Department, denied the request for bail and Magistrate Joy Boulos denied it on the grounds that it was an “extremely grave charge”.
Cameron’s position in the Australian military was mentioned in court, but the post reported that Ms. Smith was referring to her deployment to Afghanistan on social media posts.
Last year, Ms. Smith wrote in a social media post about how she and her daughter were separated from Cameron, who was stationed in the Queensland military because of the coronavirus border closure.
“We’re not strangers to distance and separation, but this is unlike any assignment or business trip we’ve ever been on,” Ms. Smith wrote.
“Normal life as a military family is difficult, life as a member of the MWDU – a member with unaccompanied relatives – is more difficult.”
Cameron will reappear in court on April 1st.