A Spanish judge on Friday ordered the pre-trial detention of Brazilian footballer Dani Alves for alleged sexual assault in the bathroom of a Barcelona nightclub in late December, the Catalan Supreme Court said.
After listening to the 39-year-old soccer player in police custody, this judge decided to put Dani Alves in jail forfacts allegedly taking place in a nightclub. Catalan metropolis, the court said. The decision to temporarily detain Dani Alves, who spent nine seasons at Barcelona, was made due to the risk of a “leak” of the Brazilian player, as well as the absence of an extradition agreement between Brazil and Spain.
According to a source familiar with the situation, quoted by AFP, the young woman blames the international ariverde 39 years of “rape”, a criminal qualification that is part of sexual assault in the Spanish penal code. According to this source, she repeated her allegations on Friday in front of a Justice of the Peace.