Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was found guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
Hayne had pleaded not guilty and denied sexually assaulting the then 26-year-old woman at her home at Fletcher, on Newcastle’s outskirts, in September 2018.
His first trial in Newcastle last year ended in a hung jury, however the jury found him guilty of performing oral and digital sex on the complainant without her consent.
During her evidence, which was replayed from Hayne’s first trial, the complainant said she refused to consent to sex because the ex-Parramatta fullback had a taxi waiting outside, and there was “no way” she was going to consent to sex.
Hayne was facing a maximum possible sentence of 14 years in jail.
Judge Syme said “I do not accept he was not aware that she was attempting to push him away and trying to physically resist him… it was very clear she said no several times”.
“I have found the offender was fully aware that the victim was not consenting and went ahead anyway. His decision to do so increases the objective seriousness,” she said.
Hayne maintains he spoke the truth, and is appealing his convictions.Posted on