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Hayne gives notice of intention to appeal rape conviction

Ex-NRL star and convicted sex offender Jarryd Hayne has given notice he intends to appeal his imprisonment on sexual assault charges.

May 07, 2021, updated May 07, 2021
Jarryd Hayne will face a third trial on sexual assault allegations. Photo: AAP/Darren Pateman)

Jarryd Hayne will face a third trial on sexual assault allegations. Photo: AAP/Darren Pateman)

Hayne’s legal team on Friday lodged a Notice of Intention to appeal in the NSW Supreme Court after he was jailed on Thursday for sexually assaulting a young woman who said the footballer destroyed her life.

His legal team now has 12 months to lodge a formal appeal.

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The ex-Parramatta player was sentenced to at least three years and eight months in jail and a maximum of five years and nine months.

District Court Judge Helen Syme, sitting in Newcastle, said Hayne had to be jailed because non-consensual sexual intercourse was an extreme form of violence.

The judge noted Hayne, 33, only stopped attacking the victim when she started to bleed, not when she was telling him no and stop.

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