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Western Sydney Wanderers soccer player a person of interest in 2018 Mount Druitt rape case

Top footy player is investigated over an alleged rape after meeting up with a fan after a game

  • NSW Police are investigating an alleged rape after a elite soccer match in 2018 
  • A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as person of interest
  • The player and victim allegedly met after a match in Homebush on November 23 

Police are investigating an alleged rape involving a professional soccer player.

A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as one of two persons of interest in a 2018 Mount Druitt sexual assault case.

The alleged rape happened after a match between the Wanderers and Newcastle Jets at Spotless Stadium in Homebush on November 23.

Details of the circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be revealed but it is understood the alleged victim was a fan. 

A Western Sydney Wanderers player is one of two persons of interest in a 2018 rape investigation (pictured, Western Sydney Wanderers flag)

She attended the match and met up with the player after talking to him online.

‘On Thursday 5 May 2022, officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command commenced an investigation after receiving a report of an alleged sexual assault in Mt Druitt in November, 2018,’ NSW Police said in a statement confirming the shocking allegations.

‘As investigations into the incident are ongoing, no further information is available at this time.’

Football Australia said it is aware police are investigating the incident.

NSW Police confirmed they are investigating the alleged rape, which allegedly happened following a match between the Western Sydney Wanderers (above) and Newcastle Jets in Homebush

NSW Police confirmed they are investigating the alleged rape, which allegedly happened following a match between the Western Sydney Wanderers (above) and Newcastle Jets in Homebush 

‘Upon becoming aware of the allegations via social media in 2021, Football Australia brought the matter to the attention of NSW Police straightaway,’ Football Australia told the Daily Telegraph.

‘Football Australia has treated the allegations that it received in 2021 with the utmost seriousness and in continued cooperation with the NSW Police and relevant government organisations.

‘We are unable to provide further comment on any Football Australia investigation while the matter remains subject to Police investigation.’

The Wanderers have declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

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