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Jarryd Hayne to face retrial on sexual assault allegation – Sydney Morning Herald

The former NRL star is accused of assaulting a woman in her Newcastle home in September 2018. He has pleaded not guilty.



At the time Mr Hayne said he was “disappointed” but “I told the truth, and well do it all again”.
On Wednesday, Crown prosecutor Brian Costello confirmed in court that the matter will proceed to a retrial.
Mr Costello said the trial, once again with a two-week estimate, could have been held in Newcastle in “late 2021” or likely 2022, however if the trial was moved to Sydney it would be given a date in the first half of 2021.
Mr Hayne’s solicitor applied to have the case moved to Sydney.
Judge Tim…

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