Veteran rugby player Beale charged over sexual assault

SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran rugby winger Kurtley Beale has been granted bail by a Sydney court after being charged over an alleged sexual assault. The 34-year-old, 95-test Wallaby was ordered to surrender his passport, not contact witnesses and to report to police daily. Beale was arrested on Friday and held in custody over an alleged incident in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Dec. 17. He faces four charges, including sexual intercourse without consent. The charges came after police received a report that a 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a licensed premise in Bondi Beach. Beale was arrested in a vehicle stop on Friday afternoon.

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