Alves accused of rape said in court that sex is consensual
MOSCOW, April 17 – RIA Novosti. Former Brazilian and Barcelona football player Dani Alves arrested for rape accepted The Associated Press pointed out that the fact of sexual contact in court occurs only by mutual consent.
In early January, Alves was reported to the police by an unnamed woman. She accused him of sexual harassment at a nightclub in Barcelona. The footballer denied his guilt. On January 20, the Barcelona Court refused to release Alves on bail, setting a preventive measure in the form of detention. The Brazilian faces 4 to 12 years in prison.
On Monday, Alves appeared before the Barcelona Court of Appeal to request a second amendment to the restraining order. In his statement, the former football player admitted that there was sexual contact between him and the girl who reported the rape, but emphasized that everything happened by mutual consent and that there was sexual tension and mutual benefit between them. Earlier, Alves denied the fact of communication with the girl, wanting, according to him, to hide from his wife the fact of infidelity.
Alves is the most decorated player in history. He has 46 trophies. As part of Barcelona, he became six-time champion of Spain, four-time winner of the Spanish Cup and Super Cup, three-time Champions League. Alves has also played for Sevilla, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian teams Bahia and Sao Paulo.
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