Rugby union star Kurtley Beale has been suspended from the sport after being arrested during a stop and charged with alleged sexual assault.
The 34-year-old Wallabies winger was detained by police on Friday in an alleged incident in eastern Sydney on 17 December last year.
Police received a report that a 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a licensed facility on Beach Road, Bondi Beach.
“Detectives from the Eastern Suburban Police Regional Command have taken up the matter and launched an investigation under Strikeforce Titherridge,” the police said in a statement.
Beale was arrested at a depot in Kingsford around 2:30 pm on Friday after training.
He was taken to Waverley Police Station for questioning, after which he allegedly touched another person sexually without his consent, encouraged another person to have sexual contact without his consent, and had sex without his consent. was indicted on one count.
Biel was denied bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.
One of Australia’s most talented rugby backs, the 34-year-old will not be allowed to play any form of rugby after being charged.
Rugby Australia has announced that Beal has been immediately suspended from all forms of rugby pending legal proceedings.
“[Rugby’s suspension]follows Mr Beale’s arrest and subsequent felony charge, and is in line with Rugby Australia’s Code of Conduct for Professional Players,” said RA and Beale’s Super Rugby Club. The NSW Waratahs has issued a statement.
“As this remains a legal matter, there will be no further comment until these proceedings are completed.”
Biel returned to Australia last year after playing for French club Racing 92, where he and wife Maddie celebrated the birth of their first son in October.
Beer’s brilliance on the field was often accompanied by controversies off the field and a long battle with alcoholism.
Beal attended the 44-man Wallabies training camp on the Gold Coast last week and has competed in nearly 100 international test matches.
The New South Wales native has spent most of his decade-plus career at Waratahs, with the exception of a brief stint at the Melbourne Rebels.
Rugby Australia, NSW Waratahs and the Rugby Union Players Association said in a joint statement that they were aware of the situation regarding beer.
“We understand that this is a police matter and no charges have been filed, so we will have no further comment at this time,” the statement said.
https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/crime-news/2023/01/20/kurtley-beale-sex-assault-charge/ Wallabies star Kurtley Beale arrested for sexual assault