Dani Alves testified in courtroom on Monday and instructed the decide investigating a sexual assault accusation in opposition to him that he had consensual intercourse with the alleged sufferer. Alves has been in jail since Jan. 20 after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a nightclub in Barcelona on Dec. 30. The Brazilian soccer participant has denied wrongdoing.
Alves had initially stated he hadn’t had intercourse with the girl however finally modified his model. He stated he was making an attempt to save lots of his marriage by not admitting to the sexual encounter at first. The participant reportedly instructed the decide that there was a mutual sexual attraction between him and the girl from the time they met on the nightclub.
The courtroom had denied Alves’ request to be freed on bail whereas the investigation continues, saying he was a flight threat. A trial has not been set.
The sufferer’s lawyer, Ester García, stated Monday she anticipated Alves to stay jailed through the investigation. Alves’ lawyer, Cristóbal Martell, instructed native media that he was glad with Alves’ testimony. He was anticipated to ask once more for the participant’s launch on bail.
Alves was detained primarily based on proof gathered from the preliminary probe by authorities and testimony from the participant, the alleged sufferer and witnesses.
Under Spain’s sexual consent regulation handed final yr, sexual assault takes in a big selection of crimes, from on-line abuse and groping to rape, every with totally different doable punishments. A case of rape can obtain a most sentence of 15 years.
The 39-year-old Alves gained 42 soccer titles, together with three Champions Leagues with Barcelona and two Copa Americas with Brazil. He performed in his third World Cup final yr in Qatar.
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