Hayne wins appeal over sexual assault convictions – FBC News

Former Fiji Bati fullback Jarryd Hayne has had his convictions for sexually assaulting a woman quashed on appeal and will face a retrial.

The 33-year-old was convicted last year of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent after he was found guilty of assaulting a woman with his hands and mouth in September 2018.

A jury returned the verdicts in a second trial after the first ended with a hung jury.

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Hayne was jailed for five years and nine months, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.

On Monday, the Court of Criminal Appeal ordered that the convictions be quashed and Hayne face a retrial.

He will face the District Court for directions on February 18.

 

 


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