The Brazilian footballer of the Pumas in Mexico, but especially the former player of PSG and Barcelona, Daniel Alves, was arrested in Barcelona on Friday as part of an investigation against him for sexual assault, AFP reported in the Regional Police of Catalonia. “ He came to the Corts police station this morning », a neighborhood of Barcelona, where « had been summoned. He was arrested and is on his way for the Barcelona Court, explained a spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police. According to an AFP judicial source, he was due to be heard by a judge.
Events that date back to the night of December 30
On January 10, a court in Barcelona announced that it had “ opened an investigation into an alleged crime of sexual assault following the complaint lodged by a woman against a football player without mentioning the player’s name. But a source familiar with the matter had confirmed to AFP that it was indeed Daniel Alves.
This woman, who filed a complaint last January 2, accuses the 39-year-old player of touching himself, the regional police have reported. According to the local press, the events would have happened in a nightclub in Barcelona on the night of December 30 to 31.
The player and his ex-wife deny the facts
In a video message broadcast on the Spanish channel Antena 3 and broadcast last January 5, the player flatly denied the facts. ” First of all, I would like to deny it. I was there, in this place, I spent a good evening with other people, but without invading other people’s space “He said.” I don’t know who this young woman is, I don’t know her “, he still assured.
” On the 30th he went to dinner with his friends, to disconnect a little, he really needed it. He went out to dance and enjoy the music as he knows how. And that’s all. He did nothing wrong “, said his Spanish wife, Joana Sanz, in an interview broadcast last January 9 on the same channel, qualifying this information as ” without sense “.
Source : Le JDD