NRL Player Jarryd Hayne Released On $20K Bail Over Sexual Assault Charge

Former Parramatta Eels NRL player Jarryd Hayne posted $20,000 bail after being charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm on Monday evening, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Strict bail conditions imposed include reporting to The Hills Local Area Command three times a week, not entering the Newcastle area, surrendering his passport and not entering any international airport, and living only at an address in Norwest, a suburb 35km northwest of the Sydney CBD.

Hayne is also not allowed to attempt to contact the victim or any witnesses, or to assault, molest, harass, threaten or stalk the victim or a person with whom the victim is in a domestic relationship.

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Hayne was arrested by detectives from the NSW Sex Crimes Squad when he handed himself into police at Ryde Police Station just after 4pm on Monday afternoon.

He left the police station about ten hours later, early Tuesday morning, with his manager Wayne Beavis.

Police allege that Hayne sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman on September 30, grand final night, this year at a home in the Hunter region.

The pair reportedly began speaking on social media before they met up on the night of the alleged assault.

The 26-year-old claims to have photographic evidence of injuries she suffered during the alleged assault.

An investigation into the incident was launched after the woman was interviewed by the NRL Integrity Unit, and the matter was passed on to police.

Hayne is also currently fighting a civil case in the US, accused of raping a woman in December 2015, while playing NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. He has denied these allegations.

Hayne’s Eels contract expired at the end of this season, and the club reportedly do not have enough funds left in their salary cap to offer him a new deal. Yesterday SMH wrote that the team won’t be pursuing Hayne any further in the wake of these new allegations.

The St George Illawarra Dragons had also been scouting Hayne, but are also likely to withdraw their interest.

Hayne is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on December 10.