Lions defence coach Joey Mongalo has been accused of, and subsequently charged with, alleged indecent assault in Australia.
According to TimesLive, the 33-year-old was charged with indecently assaulting a female hotel staff member in a stairwell three days after the Lions’ match against the Waratahs in April.
TimesLive reports that the Waverley Local Court’s listing confirms Mongalo as the accused who appeared in a Sydney court last week.
In a statement, the Lions Rugby Company said they are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mongalo.
‘The company do not seek to make any further comment on the matter, given it is being handled by the New South Wales Police and is before the NSW court system.
‘The company understands that Mr Mongalo intends to defend the allegation that has been made against him. To that end‚ the company also understands that Mr Mongalo has retained legal representation in relation to the matter.’
Sydney Police also released a statement confirming ‘a 33-year-old male guest indecently assaulted a 26-year-old female staff member’ [at] about 19:20 on 23 April.
‘The incident was reported to police the following Friday [27 April 2018] and inquiries began.
‘On Thursday 3 May 2018‚ the man was arrested at Maroubra Police Station and charged with indecent assault.’
According to police‚ Mongalo remains on conditional bail until his next court appearance on 20 June.
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