11 Mar 2009

Stewart charged with sexual assault

7:15 am on 11 March 2009

The Manly rugby league star Brett Stewart has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager.

The 24-year-old has been under police investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl following a team function last week.

The Police say Stewart had been chatting with the 17-year-old on Friday outside his apartment block in North Manly before she was allegedly assaulted.

The Manly fullback, accompanied by coach Des Hasler and his lawyer, was questioned last night at a police station and then formally charged.

Stewart has been granted bail to appear at Manly Local Court on April the 7th.