BARCELONA, Spain — Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Spain.
The alleged act happened on Dec. 31 at a nightclub in Barcelona, police instructed The Associated Press.
Alves was taken into custody after he answered a police summons. He will seem earlier than a decide, who will resolve on the costs. State prosecutors have requested for him to be jailed with out bail, the prosecutors’ workplace mentioned.
A cost of sexual assault in Spain can imply something from unsolicited and undesirable sexual groping to rape. Police mentioned they may not give any particulars on the case.
The participant denied the allegations final week in a video he despatched to Spanish tv channel Antena 3. While acknowledging he had been on the membership, he mentioned he didn’t know the girl and that “I have never invaded the personal space of anyone.”
The 39-year-old Alves is considered one of soccer’s most profitable gamers, profitable main titles with a number of elite golf equipment, together with Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, over his lengthy profession. He at the moment performs for Mexican membership Pumas.
The defender was a key a part of Barcelona’s golden years enjoying between 2008-16 on the staff’s proper flank behind Lionel Messi. He received the Champions League thrice with the Catalan membership, which he briefly rejoined final season.
Reporting from the Associated Press.
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