Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

first_imgIt is not the first time the player has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.He was questioned by British police in 2009 after a woman accused him of assault at a nightclub in Leeds, northern England while he was playing for Manchester City. He was eventually released without charge.The 33-year-old won 100 international caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.He was one of the first big-money signings at Manchester City, joining for 32.5 million pounds on the day the English Premier League club was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro gestures during their 2017 Copa Libertadores match against Bolivia’s Wilstermann held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DOUGLAS MAGNOFormer AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View commentscenter_img PH still in the running for 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The court in Milan also ordered those found guilty to pay the victim 60,000 euros ($71,000).Robinho, who is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, posted messages on his Instagram and Facebook profiles protesting his innocence and his lawyer said an appeal against the verdict had been launched.“We have already said that he has defended himself against these accusations and stated that he played no role in this incident,” the statement said.“All legal measures have already been taken.”The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.ADVERTISEMENT He was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.Five of the player’s friends were accused of the same crime. One of the accused was also given a nine-year prison sentence while the trial of the four others has been suspended because they are on the run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAccording to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and his acquaintances made the young woman drink “to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist”.They were then said to have engaged in “sexual intercourse multiple times in a row” with her. Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img

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