The 22-year-old assistant, who lives with his family in Wollongong, was arrested at his home Saturday morning and later charged.
Tristan Sailor, son of the rising NRL player and rugby league icon Wendell Sailor for the past two seasons at St George Illawarra, was charged last week with allegations of aggravated sexual assault on a 24-year-old woman in southern Sydney. He was detained and will appear in court in Wollongong on Sunday.
“A man was charged last weekend for alleged aggravated sexual assault on a woman,” a NSW Police Force spokesperson said.
“Earlier this week, police received a report that a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a man she knew. Detectives from the St George Police District Command and the Child Abuse and Sexual Offenses Team launched an investigation under Strike Force Rouget.
“Following extensive investigations, Strike Force detectives issued a search warrant at around 7.40 am today [Saturday] in a house in Wollongong, where they confiscated a number of investigative items.
“A 22-year-old man was arrested at his home and taken to the Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault – causing actual bodily harm to the victim. Police will claim in court that the man sexually assaulted the woman. He was injured in a house in south Sydney last Saturday. He appears on bail at the Wollongong District Court tomorrow denied. Investigations continue. ”
The NRL integrity unit is aware that Sailor is charged. The seriousness of the allegations means that the NRL is automatically pulled aside under the NRL’s error-free stopping rule, which prohibits players from entering the field, facing charges that require a maximum sentence of 11 years or more.
Sailor doesn’t have a club for 2021 after he was told last month at St George Illawarra that he would not be offered a new deal with new coach Anthony Griffin. Has a contract with Dragons until October 31st.
Sailor is the second Dragons actor accused of aggravated sexual assault in recent years. Jack de Belin is currently pending trial for an alleged incident as of 2018.
Dragons responded to the attack on Saturday afternoon.
“St George Illawarra was reported today to have been charged with sexual harassment following an alleged incident last weekend against Tristan Sailor,” St George Illawarra said in a statement. Said.
“The club takes the matter very seriously and will continue to work with Tristan and all relevant officials. The NRL integrity unit was also informed.
“While Tristan will not be in the Dragons in 2021, the club will continue to provide the necessary welfare support while accepting the issue.
“The club will not comment further at this time, as this is a police issue to be dealt with by the court.”
The Sailor’s surname has fueled interest in the effect he can have in Dragons, as he passed the ranks as a local youth and made his first-class debut on the 23rd round last year.
But during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, he only appeared to the club five times and was left to find a new team after struggling to take the side this year, a decision that disappointed his famous father. The duo international Wendell finished their award-winning career in Dragons in 2009.
“He took two matches from the bench and was expected to perform a miracle game with limited playing time,” Sailor snr told Wide World of Sports a week or two ago.
“Now they say he’s not wanted – my wife and I were so disappointed that he didn’t get the opportunity to show what was happening on the pitch.
“She did everything right all year. She couldn’t even come to my mother’s funeral while she was in the balloon, but she accepted it and now they cut her.”