Friday, 24 November 2017

Brazilian Player Robinho Denies Sexual Assault After He Gets 9-Year Jail Sentence

Former AC Milan and Manchester City star Robinho has been found guilty of rape in a Milanese disco in 2013, and has been given a nine-year sentence, according to reports in Italy.
The incident took place on January 22, 2013, when the now 33-year-old Brazilian forward was playing for Milan.

According to reports in Italy, the tribunal in Milan on Thursday evening found Robinho, who plays for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro nowadays, and five other men guilty of the rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman.

And that another member of the group, Ricardo Falco, was also sentenced to nine years in jail. The other four men had not been found by Italian police.

And Robinho's lawyer said in a statement that Robinho denied the charges and will appeal the court's decision.
Robinho's lawyer, Marisa Alija, issued a statement saying that: "We clarify that he has already defended himself from these allegations, and insist he had no participation in that episode. All legal provisions are being taken on this first decision."
Because the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal, the verdict is put on hold until the full process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until then.

And moreover, Brazil does not extradite its own citizens when they are sentenced in other countries.

Robinho began his career with Santos before leaving Brazil in 2005 for a three-year spell with Madrid.

He then joined Manchester City in the English Premier League and moved to AC Milan in 2010, spending five years under contract with the Serie A club.

After a brief stay at Chinese team, Guangzhou Evergrande, he joined Atletico Mineiro last year.

He has made 100 international appearances for Brazil.

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