Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a lady in Spain.
The alleged act passed off on Dec. 31 at an evening membership 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 fees. State prosecutors have requested for him to be jailed with out bail, the prosecutors’ workplace stated.
A cost of sexual assault in Spain can imply something from unsolicited and undesirable sexual groping to rape. Police stated 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 stated he didn’t know the lady and that “I’ve by no means invaded the non-public house of anybody.”
The 39-year-old Alves is certainly 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 present performs for Mexican membership Pumas.
The defender was a key a part of Barcelona’s golden years taking part in between 2008-16 on the group’s proper flank behind Lionel Messi. He received the Champions League thrice with the Catalan membership, which he briefly rejoined final season.