A Justice of the Peace determined to prosecute Dani Alves on the conclusion of an investigation into accusations of sexual assault towards the Brazilian soccer participant, a court docket in Barcelona reported on Monday.
The Justice of the Peace of the investigating court docket discovered adequate proof to prosecute Alves, who has been incarcerated since january after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl in a Barcelona nightclub on December 30.
Alves was summoned to seem earlier than the choose on Wednesday to be formally notified of the prosecution. The Prosecutor’s Workplace will proceed to specify the costs and the trial might be scheduled for the tip of this 12 months or at first of 2024.
The previous Barcelona right-back has denied having dedicated against the law and assures that he had consensual relations with the accuser.
Alves is predicted to stay in jail pending trial. The orders of him to get bail have been rejected as a result of flight threat. The participant has provided at hand over their passports and use a monitoring gadget.
The Justice of the Peace ordered the arrest of Alves after analyzing the preliminary investigation by the authorities and listening to the testimonies of the alleged victims, witnesses and Alves.
Alves’ attorneys unsuccessfully tried to discredit the model of the alleged sufferer and different witnesses by presenting photos captured by safety cameras that will present Alves and the sufferer flirting within the nightclub.
The court docket dominated that “even when it was a typical sexual courtship between two adults because the protection affirms, it can not in any approach justify a subsequent sexual assault.”
The sexual consent legislation handed in Spain final 12 months consists of a variety of crimes underneath the time period sexual assault, from web abuse and groping to rape, with totally different penalties. A conviction for rape can imply as much as 15 years in jail.
Alves, 40, received 42 titles with Barcelona, together with three Champions League titles with Barcelona and two Copa America titles with Brazil. Final 12 months he performed his third World Cup in Qatar.
On the time of his arrest he was taking part in for the Mexican membership Pumas UNAM.
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