Jack de Belin’s friend is questioned by police after the footy star was charged over the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman following a night out
- A second man has handed himself into police over sexual assault of woman, 19
- Callan Sinclair photoed with Jack de Belin on night of alleged sexual assault
- A 19-year-old woman was with them at pre-Christmas pub crawl in Wollongong
- She alleges group caught a cab to go to another venue, but was led to apartment
A friend of NRL player Jack de Belin is currently being questioned by police at Wollongong Police station in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman.
Last week de Belin was charged aggravated sexual assault in company over the alleged incident and is to front court in February.
The second man, 21-year-old Callan Sinclair, handed himself into police on Monday morning, according to the The Sydney Morning Herald.
De Belin was photographed with friend Mr Sinclair on the night of the alleged assault at a Christmas themed pub crawl in Wollongong.
The 19-year-old victim told police she caught a Pedi Cab with the pair with the intention of going to another venue, 9 News reported.
Jack De Belin (left) and his friend Callan Sinclair (right) were at a Christmas pub crawl Saturday
De Belin (pictured) was charged with aggravated sexual assault in company Friday afternoon
But she alleges Sinclair and De Belin ordered the cab driver to take the group to an apartment block.
De Belin has denied the allegations and continues to claim he is innocent.
Sinclair has not been charged with any offences.
Daily Mail Australia does not in any way suggest either of the men are guilty of any offence, only that De Belin has been charged.
A teenage girl claims Sinclair (pictured) and De Belin ordered a cab driver to take their group to an apartment block where the alleged assault took place
De Belin (pictured with partner Alyce Taylor) will appear in court on February next year to face charges of sexual assault
St George Dragons released a statement confirming officials were aware of the charges.
They also said welfare support had been provided to De Belin.
‘The club is taking the matter very seriously and have been working with Jack and all relevant authorities, including police and the NRL integrity Unit,’ the club said.
Former Dragons coach Craig Young also kickstarted inquiries earlier this week.
De Belin will appear in court on February 12.
The pregnant girlfriend of de Belin has emerged from the couple’s house, less than 24 hours after her partner was charged