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NRL star Jarryd Hayne under investigation for alleged sexual assault

Jarryd Hayne is under investigation by police. Source: AAP

NSW police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Jarryd Hayne.

NSW Police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne. 

The Nine Network is reporting a woman made allegations she suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with him on the grand final night on September 30. 

It alleges the woman had been in touch with Hayne on social media, and Hayne had travelled to a house in the Hunter region to meet her.

Jarryd Hayne is currently not signed to a club for next season (AAP)
Jarryd Hayne is currently not signed to a club for next season (AAP)
AAP

NSW Police said detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes squad were leading an investigation into claims a woman was sexually assaulted by a 30-year-old man in late September.

No charges have been laid. 

The former Parramatta Eels player is currently not signed to a club next season.  

He was technically an Eels' employee on the night in question, however he is no longer on their payroll.

It's understood the club's chief executive Bernie Gurr and other officials were unaware of the allegations until the club were contacted by media on Thursday.

It's also understood the club hasn't been able to speak to the star fullback since they were contacted.

An NRL spokesman told SBS News: "It is a police matter so the NRL will not be commenting at this time". 

 

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