Jarryd Hayne under investigation over alleged Grand Final sex assault

THE New South Wales Sex Crimes Squad is reportedly investigating allegations of sexual assault levelled against Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne.

9NEWS broke the news late on Thursday, leading their nightly national bulletin with the story.

It’s alleged Hayne travelled to a house in the Hunter region on the night of the 2018 NRL Grand Final and had sex with a woman who he had been speaking with on social media.


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The woman has since come forward, claiming that she suffered injuries during the encounter. It’s understood she has photographs to support the allegations.

In a statement, NSW Police confirmed they were investigating reports of a woman being sexually assaulted by a 30-year-old man in late September.

The investigation, which is still in its early stages, is being led by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad. No charges have been laid.

It’s understood the NRL Integrity Unit has interviewed the woman.

The fresh allegations come as Hayne defends a civil case in the United States, brought by a woman who claims she was raped by the football player while he was playing for the San Fransisco 49ers.

Hayne has “vehemently” denied those claims.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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