Barcelona court docket finds Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves responsible of sexual assault

Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves was discovered responsible of sexually assaulting a younger lady in a Barcelona nightclub, a Spanish court docket dominated on Thursday.

The three-judge panel sentenced Alves to 4 years, six months.

Alves, aged 40, denied any wrongdoing throughout a trial that came about over three days this month.

The choice might be appealed.

The court docket discovered Alves sexually assaulted his sufferer early within the morning of Dec. 31, 2022, when she mentioned he raped her in a toilet of an upscale Barcelona nightclub.

Alves has been discovered responsible on Thursday Feb. 22, 2024 of sexually assaulting a younger lady in a Barcelona nightclub.LaPresse

State prosecutors had sought a nine-year jail sentence for Alves whereas the attorneys representing his accuser needed 12 years. His protection requested for his acquittal, or if discovered responsible a one-year sentence plus 50,000 euros ($54,000) compensation for the sufferer.

Alves has been in jail since being detained on Jan. 20, 2023. His requests for bail have been denied as a result of the court docket thought of him a flight threat. Brazil doesn’t extradite its personal residents when they’re sentenced in different nations.

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