BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a lady in Spain and a decide later denied bail for the previous Barcelona defender.
The alleged assault passed off on Dec. 31 at an evening membership in Barcelona, police advised The Associated Press.
Alves was taken into custody after he answered a police summons. State prosecutors had requested for him to be held with out bail, and a decide agreed after charging him with sexual assault following a number of hours of testimony.
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.
Alves denied the allegations final week in a video he despatched to Spanish tv channel Antena 3. While acknowledging he had gone dancing on the membership on the evening of the alleged assault, he mentioned he didn’t know the lady and added “I have never invaded the personal space of anyone.”
The 39-year-old Alves is certainly one of soccer’s most profitable gamers, successful main titles for Brazil and a number of other elite golf equipment, together with Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, over his lengthy profession.
He presently performs for Mexican membership Pumas.
Known for his inventive play on the sphere, and a pointy wit and love of vogue off it, Alves has been certainly one of soccer’s most charismatic figures for greater than a decade.
The defender was a key a part of Barcelona’s golden years enjoying between 2008-16 on the group’s proper flank behind Lionel Messi. He gained the Champions League 3 times with the Catalan membership, which he briefly rejoined final season. He additionally helped Brazil win two Copa America trophies and an Olympic gold medal at age 38.