Dani Alves, Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape

Former Barcelona and Brazilian footballer, Dani Alves

Dani Alves, Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape

Former Barcelona and Brazilian footballer, Dani Alves has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Mr. Dani Alves was found guilty of sexual assault at Barcelona’s Court in Barcelona, Spain.

Our correspondent report that Dani Alves was first arrested in January 2023 and a court in Spain had found former Barcelona found him guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub.

He has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

The 40-year-old, who is one of the most decorated footballers in history, had denied sexually assaulting the woman in the early hours of 31 December 2022.

His lawyer had asked for him to be acquitted and Alves can appeal against the sentence.

Alves had been accused of luring the woman to a toilet in a VIP section of the nightclub and had argued that she could have left “if she wanted to”. However, the court found that she did not consent.

In a statement, the court said there was evidence other than the victim’s testimony that proved that she had been raped.

 

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