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Ex-NRL star Hayne's rape trial begins

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Ex-NRL star Hayne's rape trial begins © GettyEx-NRL star Hayne's rape trial begins


Former NSW rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was at a bucks' party weekend in Newcastle when he raped a woman at her home, a jury panel has been told.

Crown prosecutor Brian Costello told the Newcastle District Court jury panel on Monday Hayne had recklessly injured the woman when committing two sex acts on her without her consent.

Hayne, 32, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault involving a woman in NSW's Hunter Valley on September 30, 2018 - the night of the NRL grand final.

In a brief outline of the case to the jury panel before the jury was empanelled, Mr Costello said Hayne had committed the two sex acts "essentially at the same time" in the woman's bedroom before injuring her.

The prosecutor said Hayne had been in Newcastle for rugby league associate Kevin Naiqama's bucks' party over the grand final weekend.

Other people at the bucks' party included Waisale "Wes" Naiqama, Kane Evans, Vitale Junior Roqica, Sauaso "Jesse" Sue and Apisai Koroisau.

Mr Costello said the trial was expected to take at least two weeks but could stretch into a third.

Trial Judge Peter Whitford warned the jury panel it was an offence to disclose any information which could identify the alleged victim.

The trial continues.

23. marraskuuta 2020 3:46:45 Categories: AAP

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