BARCELONA, Spain — Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves will face trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in an evening membership final yr, a Spanish court docket mentioned Tuesday.
The Barcelona-based court docket mentioned “there was sufficient proof to open the trial” contemplating the statements given to court docket and the proof offered within the investigation section. A date for the hearings was but to be set.
The 40-year-old Alves has been in pre-trial jail since January when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting the lady at a nightclub in Barcelona on Dec. 30. He was indicted by an investigative choose in August.
The previous Barcelona defender has denied any wrongdoing, claiming he had consensual intercourse with the accuser.
Below Spain’s sexual consent regulation handed final yr, the cost of sexual assault takes in a big selection of crimes from on-line abuse and groping to rape, every with totally different potential punishments. A case of rape can carry a most sentence of 15 years.
Alves received 42 soccer titles, together with three Champions Leagues with Barcelona and two Copa Americas with Brazil. He performed at his third World Cup final yr in Qatar.
A choose ordered him to be jailed in January after analyzing the preliminary investigation by authorities and listening to testimony from the alleged sufferer, witnesses and the participant himself.
All of Alves’ bail requests had been denied as a result of the court docket thought of him a flight danger. The participant had provided to show in his passports and put on a monitoring system whereas awaiting the court docket’s determination.
Alves’ attorneys didn’t instantly reply a request for touch upon Tuesday.
Supply: sports activities.inquirer.web