Dani Alves, a Brazilian soccer player who previously played for Barcelona, was arrested on Friday after being accused of sexually abusing a lady in Spain. A court later rejected his request for release.
According to authorities, the alleged attack happened on December 31 at a nightclub in Barcelona, as reported by The Associated Press.
Following his response to a police summons, Alves was taken into arrest. After hearing hours of testimony, the court charged him with sexual assault and ordered that he be kept without bond at the request of the state’s prosecutors.
In Spain, a sexual assault charge might refer to anything from rape to unwanted and uninvited touching. Police claimed that they were unable to provide any other information.
In a video provided to the Spanish television station Antena 3 the other week, Alves refuted the claims.
Even though he admitted to going out dancing the night of the alleged assault, he insisted that he did not know the victim and added, “I have never entered the personal space of anyone.”
Alves, who is now 39, is one of soccer’s most accomplished players, having won major championships for Brazil and a number of top teams, including Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain, throughout his lengthy career.
He is now a player with the Pumas team in Mexico.
Alves has been one of soccer’s most endearing characters for more than ten years. He is known for his inventive play on the field, as well as his quick wit and love of fashion off it.
Three times while playing for the Catalan club—which he briefly returned to last season—he won the Champions League. At the age of 38, he also assisted Brazil in capturing two Copa America trophies and an Olympic gold medal.
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