It's understood Mc Cormack told psychiatrists he longed to go back to the time when he was 11-years-old, a happy schoolboy in Adelaide.'He longed to get back to that period of time,' Mr Macedone said.

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Raids would soon be carried out at his unit in Alexandria and at Nine's offices in Willoughby, sending shockwaves through the media.

Ironically, criminal lawyer Sam Macedone was on his way to shoot a quick grab for A Current Affair when he got the call from Mc Cormack.

'Sam, I've been arrested,' Mr Macedone recalled Mc Cormack saying. I found it a bit confronting.'I said, hang on, I'll be there straight away.'Mr Macedone found Mc Cormack at Redfern police station.

He learned the journalist had long been troubled by his thoughts about children and had been seeing psychiatrists for years.

'He ruminated quite a lot, putting himself back in his adolescence'.

Hours after the call, the lawyer and a bailed Mc Cormack were walking free from Redfern Police Station - and into a media squall.Mr Macedone - who regularly commentates on criminal law matters for the TV network - had worked on stories with Mc Cormack.He only knew him professionally, as someone who was 'fascinated by the legal system'.It's not clear what's next - his career over and his name to be listed on the sex offender's register. Police raid A Current Affair offices in Willoughby and his home in Alexandria.Mc Cormack is charged that evening with one count of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.Anthony Weiner is finally coming clean about his double life as a serial sexter – admitting that he has had online affairs with 'hundreds of women' since 2009 and knowingly engaged in at least two explicit video chats with an underage girl.