Police claim assault followed ‘making out’

Michael Lichaa’s fiancee allegedly told police she was assaulted after the NRL star found her “making out” with former player Adam Elliott at his Sydney home.

Lichaa was taken to hospital with arm injuries after an alleged altercation at the Connells Point property in Sydney’s south early on Sunday morning, and the 27-year-old was charged with common assault (domestic violence), destroying or damaging property (domestic violence) and stalking/intimidation causing fear of physical harm (domestic violence).

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph, the alleged victim of all offences was his fiancee, Kara Childerhouse.

The Sydney Morning Herald has since reported that Ms Childerhouse allegedly told police she was caught “making out” with her partner’s former Bulldogs teammate Adam Elliott before the incident took place.

The alleged incident took place early on Sunday morning in a south Sydney home. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

The Daily Telegraph also reported Lichaa found Ms Childerhouse in an “intimate act” before the incident.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs said in a statement the club was looking into the incident.

“The club has reported the matter to the NRL Integrity Unit and is currently working with them,” the statement said.

“The club is not in a position to comment further at this stage.”

Adam Elliott has been embroiled in the scandal. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Lichaa was released from hospital on Sunday and taken to Kogarah police station, where he was charged with the offences.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday.

Mr Lichaa played the last of his five seasons with the Bulldogs in 2019 after joining the club in 2015 from Cronulla.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

Michael Lichaa, a Lebanon international rugby league player, previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the NRL.

– with NCA NewsWire

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