Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years for sexual assault

Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years for sexual assault
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Brazilian football player Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting an Albanian girl in a disco when he played for AC Milan.

ADVERTISEMENT

Brazilian football player Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting an Albanian girl in a disco when he played for AC Milan.

A court in the city found him guilty in absentia – Robinho is currently in Brazil where he plays for Atletico Mineiro.

BREAKING: Former Real Madrid and AC Milan forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault in 2013, per multiple sourceshttps://t.co/beuVABOiXapic.twitter.com/MOZlqDE6ZW

— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 23, 2017

Five other men were also charged with assaulting the woman in 2013, but their whereabouts are not known so their trials have been put on hold.

Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, has denied the charges and since Brazil has no extradition treaty with Italy may never go to jail.

Under Italian law he can make two appeals which are likely to take many months.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

WATCH: Brazilian dance craze created by youths in Rio’s favelas declared cultural heritage

Dozens killed in major flooding in Brazil's southern Rio Grande do Sul state

Brazil and France launch diesel-powered submarine