Footballer Dani Alves Detained In Spain On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault: Police | Soccer Information

Dani Alves detained in Spain over sexual assault© AFP

Former Barcelona footballer Dani Alves detained in Spain on suspicion of sexual assault. Earlier, a Spanish court docket had opened an investigation into allegations former Brazil defender Dani Alves sexually assaulted a lady at a Barcelona nightclub final month. A Barcelona court docket opened a probe “into an alleged crime of sexual assault as a result of a complaint filed by a woman against a football player,” the Superior Court docket of Catalonia stated in a press release.

Whereas the assertion didn’t identify Alves, knowledgeable sources confirmed to AFP the previous Barcelona and Juventus participant was the topic of the investigation.

Catalan police stated they’d obtained a criticism on January 2 from a lady who stated Alves had touched her inappropriately.

The alleged sexual assault passed off at a preferred Barcelona nightclub in a single day December 30-31, in line with Spanish media studies.

The participant was accused of placing his arms down the lady’s pants, in line with the studies.

Alves, 39, has confirmed he was on the night time membership on the time however has denied any wrongdoing, telling personal Spanish tv Antena 3 final week that he has “never seen” the lady earlier than.

“I was there, at that place, with more people having fun. Everybody knows I love to dance. Having a good time but without invading the space of others,” he added.

Alves, who now performs for Mexican aspect Pumas UNAM, was in Barcelona on vacation following his participation on the World Cup with Brazil in Qatar.

He was the oldest participant to characterize Brazil on the males’s World Cup.

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