Jarryd Hayne was discovered responsible of raping a 26-year-old lady in 2018.© AFP
Former Australia rugby league star and San Francisco 49er Jarryd Hayne was on Monday discovered responsible of raping a girl at her residence in 2018. Hayne — finest recognized outdoors Australia for a short-lived try to interrupt into the NFL — was convicted on two counts of sexual activity with out consent within the New South Wales state District Courtroom, officers mentioned. A 26-year-old lady he had met on social media reported he attacked her at her residence in Newcastle on the night time of the Nationwide Rugby League grand ultimate.
New South Wales state police confirmed the 33-year-old had been discovered responsible of sexual assault.
Detective Superintendent Stacey Maloney praised the sufferer’s “braveness, resilience and steely nature” all through the judicial course of.
Courtroom paperwork present Hayne was granted bail of Aus$50,000 ($37,000) and will likely be sentenced on Might 6.
The sexual assault expenses carry a most sentence of 14 years in jail.
The Sydney-born star was the NRL’s participant of the yr in 2009 and 2014, making made greater than 20 appearances for New South Wales in State of Origin matches.
He was additionally capped 12 instances by Australia and 4 by Fiji, the place his father comes from, in addition to representing Fiji in rugby union sevens.
He tried a profession within the NFL within the 2015 season, however skilled solely fleeting success throughout a tricky first season with the San Francisco 49ers.
He performed eight instances for the membership, making 79 yards and scoring no touchdowns.
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