Two-time NRL participant of the yr Jarryd Hayne has been given greater than 5 years’ jail for rape of a lady in 2018.
Hayne on Thursday was sentenced to 5 years and 9 months with a non-parole interval of three years and eight months, following March’s conviction for 2 counts of sexual activity with out consent.
At Newcastle district courtroom, choose Helen Syme stayed true to her phrase that the 33-year-old confronted an “inevitable” jail time period, marking the top to a two-year case which included a rehearing after a hung verdict in Newcastle in December.
The second jury spent virtually 18 hours deliberating earlier than returning the responsible verdicts, together with not responsible verdicts for the extra severe expenses of aggravated sexual activity with out consent and recklessly inflicting precise bodily hurt.
Hayne had been on bail below strict circumstances, together with day by day reporting to police, a $50,000 surety and a ban on leaving his native space on the Central Coast aside from particular causes, however was taken into custody instantly after sentencing.
Throughout the retrial on the Sydney district courtroom earlier this yr, Hayne’s sufferer had testified she instructed the previous Parramatta star she wouldn’t have intercourse with him, after realising the taxi he had taken to her Newcastle dwelling in September 2018 was ready exterior for his departure.
Regardless of her protests of “no” and “no Jarryd”, he turned “tough, forceful and thoughtless”, pushing her face into the pillow, ripping her denims off and raping her, she mentioned.
Hayne testified the pair had not had “intercourse” as per the then-26-year-old’s request however, after kissing, she consented to him doing different sexual acts on her.
“I’d reasonably go to jail realizing I spoke the reality than be a free man residing a lie,” Hayne mentioned exterior courtroom after the March verdict. “It’s unlucky, it’s disappointing however on the finish of the day they’ve decide and I respect that.”