The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting grim detail of the alleged sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman by NRL player Jarryd Hayne, including that he ripped off her clothes and bit her on the genitals so hard that he caused severe bleeding, which required her to seek medical treatment.
It has also been reported that after the alleged assault in the Hunter region, Hayne returned home to Sydney, where he was seen drinking at Merrylands Bowling Club with another NRL player around 3am.
Hayne handed himself into the NSW Sex Crimes Squad at Ryde Police Station on Monday afternoon, after police launched an investigation last week. Following an interview by the NRL Integrity Unit, they passed on the woman’s details to authorities.
The former Parramatta Eels player was charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm on Monday, and was released on $20,000 conditional bail.
After talking on social media, it is alleged that Hayne arrived at the home the woman lives in with her mother, north of Newcastle, on the night of the NRL grand final this year, September 30, where he, allegedly intoxicated, sexually assaulted her.
The woman reportedly has photographic evidence of the injuries she suffered from the sexual assault.
It is alleged that Hayne caught a taxi to the woman’s home, and instructed the cabbie to wait 20 minutes, before he took the same taxi home to Sydney.
As part of Hayne’s strict bail conditions, he is not allowed to enter the Newcastle area, or contact the victim.
A police source told SMH that as per earlier reports Hayne has so far “declined to be interviewed“.
Hayne is also accused of raping a woman in December 2015 in the United States, during the time he was playing NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. He has denied these allegations.
Hayne’s Eels contract expired at the end of this season, when the club reportedly did not have enough funds available under their salary cap to offer him a new deal. On Monday SMH wrote that in the wake of these allegations the team won’t be pursuing Hayne any further.
It is likely the St George Illawarra Dragons, who had also been interested in Hayne, have also withdrawn their interest.
Hayne is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on December 10.