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Musgrove charged with indecent assault over hotel incident

Wests Tigers have been made aware of an alleged incident involving recent recruit Zane Musgrove and reported the matter to the NRL Integrity Unit.

The former South Sydney forward and another man have been charged with aggravated indecent assault following an incident at a Coogee hotel.

According to the club's statement: "Wests Tigers takes its position in the community very seriously and will work with the NRL Integrity Unit and NSW Police on the allegations. The club will make no further comment on the matter until the investigation is complete."

NSW Police confirmed two men have been charged following an investigation into an alleged indecent assault in Sydney’s east last month.

"About 12.30am on Saturday 24 November 2018, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly indecently assaulted by two men at a licensed premises in Coogee," according to the police statement.

"The woman reported the alleged incident to security and later made a report to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command. Following inquiries by detectives, a 22-year-old man attended Maroubra Police Station on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

"He was arrested and charged with assault with act of indecency, aggravated indecent assault – offender in company, and common assault. About 8am on Thursday 6 December 2018, a 22-year-old man attended Maroubra Police Station.

"He was charged with assault with act of indecency, and aggravated indecent assault – offender in company."

Fairfax Media reported the other person charged was Liam Coleman, a halfback with Penrith's Intrust Super Premiership squad. 

Both men were granted conditional bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on January 23.

Musgrove, who has played 27 NRL matches with Souths and one Test for Samoa in 2017, was released by the Rabbitohs last month to join the Tigers.

The front-rower appeared in court in September and pleaded guilty to damaging property following an incident after an argument with his girlfriend. He was fined $1100 and ordered to pay $500 in costs to repair the damage.

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