Jarryd Hayne is released from Ryde Police Station in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Bill Hearne
Jarryd Hayne is released from Ryde Police Station in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Bill Hearne

Hayne’s strict assault charge bail conditions revealed

NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne has been banned from Newcastle and must report to police three times a week after being charged with sexual assault.

The 30-year-old stumped up $20,000 on Monday night as a surety and must live in Norwest under strict bail conditions.

The out-of-contract former Parramatta Eel left Ryde police station and got into a car with a woman at 1.30am on Tuesday, nine hours after he was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault.

Hayne is "not to enter Newcastle Local Government area" and must report to The Hills Local Area Command in Castle Hill three times a week.

He's also prohibited from contacting, stalking or intimidating the alleged victim or anyone with whom she has a domestic relationship.

"The accused must not assault, molest, harass, threaten or otherwise interfere with the victim," court documents show.

He's also been forced to surrender his passport and is banned from any international airports and is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on December 10.

It comes a week after news broke the two-time Dally M award winner was being investigated over claims he sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman on grand final night.

Police will allege Hayne sexually assaulted the woman on September 30 at a Hunter Valley home after he met her on social media.

The woman did not go directly to police but took her complaint to rugby league bosses earlier this month. The NRL's integrity unit referred her to police. She was interviewed by sex crime squad detectives last week.

 

Jarryd Hayne after being interviewed on sex assault allegations at 1:30am. Picture: Bill Hearne
Jarryd Hayne after being interviewed on sex assault allegations at 1:30am. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

Welfare officers from the Eels are understood to have been in contact with Hayne about the allegations which have rattled him.

The father of one attended the police station at 4pm accompanied by his manager Wayne Beavis for what was understood to be a prearranged appointment with detectives.

It was understood that Hayne declined to be formally interviewed.

About three hours later Hayne was charged with aggravated sexual assault­ - inflict actual bodily harm which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The case comes as Hayne faces civil legal action in the US over claims he raped a virgin during his time at the San Francisco 49ers NFL team in 2015.

 

Welfare officers from the Eels are understood to have been in contact with Hayne about the allegations which have rattled him.
Welfare officers from the Eels are understood to have been in contact with Hayne about the allegations which have rattled him.

 

Police declined to charge Hayne after investigating the allegations, and the woman involved lodged a civil suit.

Hayne, who had been in talks with St George Illawarra to play his 13th NRL season in 2019, looks increasingly unlikely to ever play again due to the severity of the charge laid last night.

The Dragons, who were the only club talking to Hayne, are understood to have gone cold on a prospective deal for the former megastar in recent days.

He is one of the biggest and now most controversial figures in rugby league over the past decade.



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