Eels star could be stood down after sexual touching charges from alleged pub incident


Parramatta Eels star Dylan Brown has been accused of five counts of sexual touching without consent following an alleged incident at the Brilliant Sheaf lodging in Twofold Sound on Saturday evening.

The 22-year-old Eels and New Zealand playmaker was arrested on Saturday night after a 20-year-elderly person detailed the alleged incident to staff, as first revealed by The Everyday Message.

The offence comes with a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment but if convicted the sentence for each of the five counts would be served concurrently.

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That would see Brown not arrive at the no-issue stand down strategy limit, where players accused of a serious offense with a greatest prison term of 11 years or more are promptly stood down until the consummation of their proceedings. Be that as it may, he could still be stood down under the "discretionary" aspect of the approach.

“About 11.40pm yesterday officers attached to Eastern Suburbs PAC were called to a hotel on New South Head Rd at Double Bay following a report of sexual touching,” a NSW Police statement read.

“Police arrested a 22-year-old man he was taken to Waverley Police Station where he has been charged with sexually touch another person without consent.

“He was granted bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.”

The Day to day Transmit also reports police took out an interim caught viciousness request (AVO), while Brown must answer to police on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday under the terms of his bail.

News Corp reports police will assert Brown didn't previously know the lady, and will affirm he grabbed her on different occasions.

13th-set Parramatta has the bye this round, before returning to activity against the Bulldogs on Monday 12 June.

The Eels said in a statement Sunday: "The Parramatta Eels have been made mindful of an incident involving Dylan Earthy colored last night.

"The Club has advised the NRL integrity unit according to our typical process.

"As it is a police matter, the Club won't be making further remark as of now."

In a statement, a NRL spokesperson said: "The NRL Integrity Unit is mindful of the matter and is liaising with the Parramatta Eels and NSW Police."

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