NRL and Kiwi star charged with sexual touching as club release statement

Josh McAllister
Dylan Brown, PA.

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Parramatta Eels and New Zealand half-back Dylan Brown has been charged with five counts of sexual touching without consent, reports Down Under confirmed this morning.

The 22-year-old will face court on Wednesday after he was arrested just before midnight on Saturday at a pub in Sydney.

In a statement, the Eels said that they have been made aware of the incident.

Brown has made 95 appearances for Parramatta to date, scoring 25 tries, and represented New Zealand at last year’s World Cup in England.

Parramatta Eels release statement

“The Parramatta Eels have been made aware of an incident involving Dylan Brown last night,” a club statement read.

“The club has advised the NRL integrity unit as per our normal process.

“As it is a police matter, the club will not be making further comment at this time.”

Parramatta, who sit 13th on the NRL ladder with six wins from 13, have a bye this round and return to action against Canterbury Bulldogs on Monday, June 12.

In a statement, an NRL spokesperson commented: “The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter and is liaising with the Parramatta Eels and NSW Police.”

A NSW police report read: “Officers arrested a 22-year-old man who was taken to Waverley Police Station,”

“The man has been charged with sexually touch another person without consent.”

The NRL playmaker was granted bail to appear at Downing Centre local court on Wednesday.