December 2, 2021


Beyond law

Previous NRL participant Jarryd Hayne observed guilty of sexually assaulting girl

Former NRL participant Jarryd Hayne says he will lodge an attractiveness immediately after staying observed guilty of sexually assaulting a female on the evening of the 2018 NRL grand closing.

A retrial in the NSW District Court read Hayne met the then-26-yr-old at her home on the way back again to Sydney from a buck’s weekend in Newcastle.

The Crown alleged Hayne sexually assaulted the girl in her bedroom while her mother was also in the property, creating two injuries in the procedure, prior to leaving.

But Hayne insisted all sexual activity was consensual and that he was apologetic about the injuries, which ended up accidental and not inflicted recklessly.

The 33-12 months-aged pleaded not responsible to two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

It took the jury a few times to obtain Hayne guilty of the two alternate counts, which were sexual assault without having the conditions of aggravation by inflicting precise bodily hurt.

Hayne looked stunned when the final decision was handed down.

Outside court docket he instructed reporters he was dissatisfied with the jury’s verdict.

“It truly is unlucky, it really is disappointing, but at the finish of the day they’ve appear to their determination, I regard that,” he claimed.

Hayne has been unveiled on bail on a $50,000 surety and will be sentenced in early May.

The judge explained that a jail expression was “inevitable”.

The court docket was informed Hayne experienced negotiated a $550 taxi fare to Sydney and requested the driver to quit at the woman’s residence on the way, adhering to expanding speak to with her on social media and through textual content for about two months.

Jarryd Hayne pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault.(

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The jury read the previous Parramatta Eels player to begin with sang together to new music videos, including an Ed Sheeran edition of the Oasis music Wonderwall, in the woman’s bedroom ahead of an interruption from the taxi driver prompted him to go exterior.

Crown Prosecutor Brian Costello mentioned the girl formed a “conscious and definitive decision” towards consent, realising the cab was waiting around.

Right after he viewed some of the grand closing with the woman’s mother in the lounge room, Hayne returned to the woman’s bedroom.

The jury was told Hayne started attempting to kiss her before getting “rough” and sexually assaulting her, causing two accidents.

Right after he still left, she messaged him that she did not want to have sexual intercourse just after realising the taxi was ready, she was “hurting” and she envisioned him to continue to be.

He replied: “Go health care provider tomorrow”.

Hayne afterwards mentioned “unequivocally” that he considered every little thing that transpired in the bed room was consensual.

Hayne ‘really pushy’

Considerably of the proof was provided by replaying movie recordings of a preceding trial.

In her recorded evidence, the lady was questioned about her intentions and anticipations for the check out and mentioned she expected to satisfy and discuss.

“I did not truly have a strategy as to what would have took place, there wasn’t a ‘hey occur about, let’s have sex plan’,” she claimed.

In a message to a buddy right after Hayne left, she stated Hayne started remaining “definitely pushy” and she mentioned no.

Below cross-evaluation, the complainant became frustrated when Hayne’s former barrister Philip Boulten SC took her as a result of messages she sent prior to the meeting.

During Hayne’s evidence, he said he considered the “most effective-case circumstance” was that he would have intercourse, but “worst circumstance” was that he would introduce himself.

He reported the female was kissing him again in the bedroom and, being aware of she didn’t want to have sex, he assumed he would “you should her and that was it”.

Hayne denied intending to harm the female and denied she experienced mentioned “never”, “quit”, “no” or text to that result.

Defence barrister Richard Pontello SC advised the jury the lady was captivated to Hayne and was willing to engage in sexual action, even following currently being unhappy by the taxi.

The woman’s mother recalled her daughter telling her, as Hayne spoke to the taxi driver, that there was “no way” she was having sex and explained her as hunting “confused” and “upset” immediately after he still left.