Jarryd Hayne's staggering $670,000 move from inside prison

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Jarryd Hayne and wife Amellia Bonnici, pictured here leaving the Downing Centre District Court.
Jarryd Hayne and wife Amellia Bonnici leave the Downing Centre District Court. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

Jarryd Hayne isn't letting his time in prison stand in the way of improving his real estate portfolio.

The former NRL star was jailed in May after being found guilty of attacking a woman in her NSW Hunter bedroom on the night of the 2018 grand final.

The 33-year-old was sentenced to five years and nine months behind bars with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.

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But this week, details emerged of some real estate activity that Hayne has orchestrated from inside prison.

According to realestate.com, Hayne has instructed real estate agents to sell one of his investment properties.

The former Eels star bought two apartments off the plan in Parramatta in 2013, forking out $600,000 and $605,000 respectively.

He’s now reportedly selling one of them, featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with an asking price of $670,000.

Jarryd Hayne appeal set down for November

An appeal against Hayne's sexual assault convictions will be heard in November.

In sending Hayne to prison in May, District Court Judge Helen Syme said he had to be jailed because non-consensual sexual intercourse was an extreme form of violence.

The judge noted Hayne only stopped attacking the 28-year-old victim when she started to bleed, not when she told him to stop.

She also said she agreed with the jury's view the woman was credible.

"The fact is she said no to the sexual activity the offender was forcing on her ... the offender was fully aware the victim was not consenting," the judge said.

Judge Syme also said it was hard to consider Hayne's prospects of rehabilitation as high, given he continues to maintain his innocence.

Jarryd Hayne, pictured here at Newcastle District Court.
Jarryd Hayne at Newcastle District Court. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

In her victim impact statement, the woman said she was plagued by constant flashbacks of seeing Hayne's face during the assault.

She said Hayne had destroyed her life and she would never be the same again.

The woman told the court Hayne had made her feel dirty, violated, treated her like an object and had been seeing right through her.

Hayne's lawyer told a registrar in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal last month that he was challenging his convictions, not his sentence.

The hearing, estimated to go for three hours, was set down for November 29 when Hayne will be present via audio visual link.

The case will be mentioned again on October 28.

with AAP

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