Sex tape scandal: May’s case adjourned

Tyrone May. Photo: Melinda Jane
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Tyrone May’s court case has been adjourned for another week.

The Panthers’ player fronted Penrith Local Court this morning over charges relating to leaked sex tapes.

The prosecution sought a one-week adjournment to serve outstanding brief material and the application was not opposed by the defence.

May, who the court heard is not on bail, must indicate how he intends to plead on the next occasion.

The 22-year-old utility is facing two counts of filming and disseminating a sexual act with a woman without their knowledge or consent.

It comes after footage, allegedly taken in Coffs Harbour in February 2018 and a separate video allegedly filmed at Kingswood in May 2018, surfaced earlier this year resulting in his arrest on March 5.

While the women have acknowledged the sexual acts were consensual, police allege the complainants were unaware they were being filmed.

Magistrate Carl Milovanovich allowed the short adjournment and indicated May was not required to attend on the next occasion if legally represented.

The 22-year-old was stood down in the wake of the scandal under the NRL’s new no-fault stand down policy, though he continues to train with the club.

A suppression order preventing the identification of the alleged victims remains in force.

His matter was relisted to June 24.


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