The investigating judge has agreed to imprison former Barça player Dani Alves without bail. Accused of a crime of sexual assault, for allegedly raping a woman in a private bathroom. At a Barcelona nightclub on the night of December 30.
As reported by legal sources this Friday, in accordance with the criteria of the Prosecutor’s Office. The private prosecution brought by the complainant. The judge has decreed unconditional imprisonment for the footballer, considering that he presents a high risk of flight. The judge gave his economic and who resides outside of Spain.
Dani Alves had been arrested this morning in Barcelona by the Mossos d’Esquadra. Who, after taking a statement from him at the police station, have taken him to court. After he traveled to Spain from Mexico, where he currently resides because he plays as a footballer for the Pumas.
The footballer was being investigated as a result of the complaint filed against him by a woman. Who maintains that Dani Alves raped her vaginally, using force, in a private bathroom. Located in a private room at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona. Both coincided the night of last December 30 to 31.
The soccer player’s Dani Alves story incurs contradictions
Before the judge, who has taken a statement from him this morning. The soccer player has denied the sexual assault he is accused of. But, the instructor considers that his story is in contradiction with the result of the investigation. Carried out by the Mossos d’Esquadra and evidence collected at the scene.
In fact, since the victim filed a complaint on January 2, the Catalan police have questioned several witnesses, including local security personnel, who have viewed the images from the nightclub’s security cameras and have collected samples in The place of the facts.
All these proceedings, together with the forensic examination that was carried out on the complainant when she was treated at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, lead the judge to the conclusion that there is sufficient evidence that Alves committed the sexual assault.
And, for this, the instructor has also taken into account the “forceful” and “persistent” statement of the victim, who this Friday also gave a statement before the judge and it has been ratified in the complaint that he filed at the police station, in all extremes.
For all these reasons, the judge has agreed to provisional detention for the detainee, appreciating that he presents a risk of flight and of avoiding legal action, taking into account his economic capacity, that he resides abroad, and that he has dual nationality, Brazilian and Spanish.
In this sense, the magistrate reasons that Brazil does not have extradition agreements with Spain, which increases the risk that the athlete will try to flee from Spanish justice and take refuge in his country of origin.
After waiting for the judicial resolution in the dungeons of the City of Justice, the former Barça player entered the Brians 1 prison in Sant Esteve Sesrovires (Barcelona) this afternoon.