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Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair found not guilty, hung jury on remaining charges

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NRL star Jack de Belin and friend Callan Sinclair have been found not guilty of one charge of sexual assault, but the jury could not reach a verdict on charges one through five.

The jury was unable to reach a unanimous or majority (11 to one) verdict, and have been discharged on day six of deliberations.

2GB court reporter Gil Taylor told Jim Wilson it’s “not typical” for a jury to reach such a decision.

“There’s now going to be a mention on May 28 to see where the matter can go to from there.

“It’s a matter for the Crown.”

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Nine News reporter Lauren Tomasi told Jim both men were “steely-faced” as the verdict was read, but appeared relieved outside court.

The Director of Public Prosecutions pushing for a third trial is possible, but “unlikely”, she said.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have stated de Belin remains subject to the NRL’s stand down policy for the time being, and the club will continue to provide “the necessary welfare support”.

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Image: Getty Images/Don Arnold

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