Australia rugby star Hayne charged with sexual assault
- Author: Steve Townsend Nov 22, 2018,
Nov 22, 2018, 16:14
"The family says that the woman went to the doctor and had photographic evidence to support her claims".
About three hours later Hayne was charged with aggravated sexual assault - inflict actual bodily harm which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Jarryd Hayne has not spoken publicly about the allegations.
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The woman originally made a complaint to the NRL's Integrity Unit about the incident who referred the woman to the police.
Hayne spent several hours at the police station on Monday evening before he was pictured leaving with his manager just before 2am.
The claim likely comes as no help to Hayne's pursuit of a new NRL contract, after his most recent deal with Parramatta expired on October 31.
An Eels spokesperson said as it was a criminal matter, the club would make no further comment.
Welfare officers from the Eels are understood to have been in contact with Hayne since the allegations were made and he was understood to have been rattled by the allegations.
Hayne, a father of one, exploded onto the scene when he took Parramatta to the grand final nearly single-handedly in 2009, winning the first of his two Dally M Medals that year, and has played 11 Tests for Australia as well asstarring in 23 State of Origin games. He has also played American football, running out of the San Francisco 49ers in late 2015, and rugby union sevens at the highest levels.