MADRID (AP)– A Spanish court rejected Dani Alves’ appeal on Tuesday to be released on bail while the examination of a sexual attack allegation versus the Brazilian soccer gamer continues.
The court ruled that Alves was a flight threat and should stay in jail throughout the examination. A trial has actually not been set.
Alves was provisionally apprehended in January after being implicated of sexually attacking a lady at a club on Dec. 30. He has actually rejected misdeed and stated sex with the accuser was consensual.
A judge purchased him to be imprisoned without bail after examining the preliminary probe by authorities and hearing statement from Alves, the supposed victim and witnesses.
“Daniel Alves stays as innocent as he was prior to this judgment,” his defense group stated in a declaration. “His desire to leave Spain and avoid the procedure did not, and does not, exist.”
Alves’ legal representatives submitted the appeal stating the Brazilian agreed to kip down his passport and use a tracking gadget if he was released. Alves would likewise report to the court and to authorities as typically as needed, consisting of everyday, and would not go within 500 meters (backyards) of the accuser or her house or work environment.
The court ruled that those procedures would not be adequate to keep the gamer from possibly attempting to get away considering he deals with numerous years in jail if discovered guilty. It likewise stated there was substantial proof that a criminal activity may have been devoted, which Alves’ wealth might make it much easier for him to attempt to run away despite the quantity of bail.
“Nothing would stop Mr. Alves from leaving Spain by air, sea and even land without documents and reaching his native land, where he might remain understanding that he would not be provided to Spain in spite of worldwide arrest warrants or extradition orders,” the court stated.
Brazil does not extradite its own people when they are sentenced in other nations. Another previous Brazil gamer, Robinho, had a nine-year sentence for the rape of a girl in Italy supported by a leading Italian court in 2015, however he stays totally free in Brazil.
The 39-year-old Alves can appeal once again while the court chooses whether to establish a trial.
Under Spain’s sexual approval law passed in 2015, sexual attack takes in a large range of criminal activities from online abuse and searching to rape, each with various possible penalties. A case of rape can get an optimal sentence of 15 years.
Alves won 42 soccer titles, consisting of 3 Champions Leagues with Barcelona and 2 Copa Americas with Brazil. He played in his 3rd World Cup in 2015 in Qatar.
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