Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will be on trial early next year after not pleading guilty to "raping a woman and biting her genitals".
- Jarryd Hayne was brought to justice for the alleged incident last September
- The ex-NRL star reportedly had sex with a 26-year-old woman without consent
- He literally pleaded not guilty and a trial was scheduled for the next year
Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will be tried early next year for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman.
The 31-year-old appeared on Thursday at the Newcastle District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to two serious sexual assaults actual assault.
The fees are related to the alleged rape of a woman in the Hunter region last September.
The trial was scheduled for May 4 next year and should take about a week.
Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will be brought to justice early next year for two serious sexual assaults
The two-time Dally M medalist returned to Newcastle for a trial after recently moving to Perth as part of a six-month course at a religious college
It was claimed that Hayne had sex with the woman without her consent and bit her genitals so hard that she bled.
He will remain on bail until his trail starts. His deposit has been changed so that the former player can only report to the police once a week.
The two-time Dally M medalist returned to Newcastle for a trial after recently moving to Perth as part of a six-month course at a religious college.
Hayne persuaded a judge to change his bail so he could move to Perth by emphasizing the course's stringent conditions.
Hayne appeared before the Newcastle District Court today and did not plead guilty
The 31-year-old was charged with two serious sexual assaults that actually resulted in bodily harm in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in the Hunter region last September
Two letters of support from the Christian group were presented to the court, noting that the charges against him were fully known.
He is one of 10 students in his $ 6,580 discipleship class and is studying about 600 at the center.
After three months of teaching, he will do missionary work in October, although it was not clear how his legal situation would affect it.
It was alleged that Hayne had sex with the 26-year-old without her consent and bit her genitals so hard that she bled
Hayne was wearing a dark blue suit when he presented at the Newcastle District Court on Thursday