Ex-rugby league star Jarryd Hayne found guilty of sexual assault

Former footballer Jarryd Hayne has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her home in Newcastle, New South Wales.
Hayne, 33, faced trial in the NSW District Court on two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm, after he assaulted the 26-year-old woman with his hands and mouth and left her bleeding from the genitals in September 2018.

On Monday, a jury of seven men and five women found Hayne not guilty of the original two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm, but guilty of two alternate counts of sexual intercourse without consent which did not have a bodily harm element.

Hayne was formally convicted and will be sentenced at Newcastle at a later date.


Sydney Morning Herald

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