Footy star Tyrone May, 23, pleads guilty to recording two women without their consent while he had sex with them
- Penrith Panthers player Tyrone May, 23, has pleaded guilty to four charges
- The NRL star was charged in March in relation to incidents involving two women
- Sex acts were filmed during separate incidents in February and May 2018
- He was benched from the 2019 NRL season and will be sentenced next year
Penrith Panthers NRL player Tyrone May has formally admitted recording four sex tapes without the consent of the women in them – including two shot during a group sex session which involved a teammate.
With coach Ivan Cleary watching from the public gallery, the 23-year-old sat in Parramatta Local Court on Friday as guilty pleas were entered on his behalf to four charges of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent.
Four charges related to the videos’ distribution were withdrawn.
Two of the videos were recorded in a Best Western motel in Coffs Harbour in February 2018, when May met a Tinder date and had consensual sex.
Penrith Panthers player Tyrone May, 23, pleaded guilty to four charges at Parramatta local court on Friday
The second pair of videos were shot in May 2018, when a woman May met on Facebook joined him, reserve grade player Liam Coleman and an unidentified man in an apartment in Kingswood.
The quartet later engaged in consensual sex.
Agreed facts tendered in court state both women never consented to videos being recorded and had no idea any had been recorded until March 2019, when the videos surfaced in media reports.
May was arrested and charged two days after the woman in the Kingswood unit videos formally reported the crimes to police.
He hasn’t played NRL since, having become one of the first players stood down under the NRL’s “no fault” stand-down rule.
May, who had been earmarked as a long-term prospect for the Panthers, played 19 NRL games for the club between 2017 and 2018.
He also has made one Test appearance for Samoa.
May is due to return to court on January 31 for sentence.
May was benched from the 2019 NRL season after he was charged in March