SYDNEY (AP) — Jarryd Hayne, a rugby league star who also played snappy in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, has been sentenced to as a minimum three years and eight months in jail for the sexual assault of a girl in 2018.
Hayne became once chanced on guilty in March of two counts of sexual assault.
A think dominated on Thursday that Hayne ought to be jailed for five years, nine months with a non-parole length of three years and eight months. After the sentencing became once introduced, Hayne became once taken away by corrective services and products officials.
Hayne became once chanced on now not guilty of the 2 extra serious costs of aggravated sexual assault with out consent inflicting sincere bodily wound.
The 33-year-primitive Hayne had denied assaulting the girl in the bedroom of her dwelling in Newcastle, north of Sydney, in September 2018. Court testimony said Hayne had a taxi waiting out front of the girl’s dwelling while he became once with her.
In handing down the sentence, District Court Mediate Helen Syme said she chanced on that Hayne became once totally conscious that the victim became once now not consenting and that he proceeded anyway.
“The reliability and honesty of the victim’s evidence became once tested at length and in my gaze, her reliability became once now not in doubt. She said no a number of instances,” Syme said. “Using force became once such that the victim had no prospect of stopping him bodily. He became once as a minimum twice her weight at 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and an athlete on the top of his win. The perpetrator became once totally conscious the victim became once now not consenting.”
The 28-year-primitive girl said in a victim affect observation that she became once tormented by constant flashbacks of seeing Hayne’s face during the sexual assault, adding that he destroyed her existence and she would never be the same again.
“You don’t owe anyone your physique, nor ought to they inquire it,” the girl said. “My physique remembers and my mind gained’t let me omit. This assault has modified me. It modified my direction and who I became once. I don’t endure in mind the final time I had a lawful sleep.”
Hayne left the NRL and spent a season with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL earlier than returning to rugby league via a short stint with Fiji’s rugby sevens squad in 2016. He has now not played in the NRL since his contract with Parramatta expired in 2018.
From his time with the 49ers in 2015, Hayne became once involved in a rape-connected incident in December 2015. He later settled a civil case in which it became once alleged he had assaulted a girl in California.
The case became once dropped after the events reached a “mutually agreeable settlement.” The girl launched civil action after authorities failed to safe satisfactory evidence to proceed with criminal costs.
The girl’s attorney said “the events reached a mutually agreeable settlement” but that the phrases had been non-public. Hayne on the time said he “unequivocally and vehemently denies the allegations.”
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