NRL star Dylan Brown will admit to sexually assaulting a woman at a popular Sydney resort without her consent.
Parramatta Eels five-eighth Dylan Brown was on trial at Sydney’s Downing Center on Wednesday morning over allegations he touched a lady’s breasts without her consent at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay on June 3.
He was charged with 5 counts of sexually touching a girl without consent and bailed.
The 23-year-old entered the building shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not enter the courtroom until two hours later.
Defense solicitor David Newham said his consumer was responsible for 2 of the charges, while the remaining three were likely to be discounted by the police.
Brown (pictured in Wednesday’s court transcript) will plead guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual contact, while police are dropping three different charges.
At an earlier hearing, Mr Newham told the media he had seen CCTV footage of the alleged incident at Bondi police station.
“It does not support the idea that Mr Brown approached this young woman five times and touched both of her breasts with both hands,” Mr Newham said.
“It doesn’t currently support it.”
Mr Brown’s security measures prevent him from entering licensed premises in the Double Bay space.
According to court documents, police say Brown touched the girl’s breasts between 11:19 and 11:20 p.m. Saturday night.
New Zealand-born Brown has played 95 games for the Eels since making his debut with the workforce in 2019 aged just 18.
The Parramatta Eels star (pictured outside the court hearing) admitted touching the girl in a pub in the exclusive Double Bay suburb of Sydney, Japan on June 3.
Brown is not allowed to enter any licensed premises in Double Bay as part of his apprehension
As soon as the information became public, the NRL used its discretion under the no-fault coverage to sideline Mr Brown.
“The Parramatta Eels have informed the NRL that Dylan Brown has been withdrawn from the squad in accordance with the NRL’s no-fault withdrawal policy in relation to the (alleged) incident last weekend,” the members said in a press release about the time. . .
“Dylan will not be eligible for selection until he has been cleared by the NRL.
“Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, the club will not be making any further comments at this time.”