Dani Alves indicted for sexual assault in Spain

Dani Alves' lawyer Cristobal Martell
Dani Alves' lawyer Cristobal Martell leaves the Ciutat de la Justicia courthouse in Barcelona. Photo: AFP/ Josep Lago

Barcelona: A Spanish judge on Wednesday formally indicted former Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves, who has been jailed on remand for over six months for alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Barcelona nightclub last December.

The judge handling the investigation said she had found evidence of wrongdoing by the 40-year-old player, who claims he had consensual sex with his accuser. He was arrested on January 20 and has been held in a prison outside Barcelona without bail.

In Spain, a claim of rape is investigated under the general accusation of sexual assault and convictions can lead to prison sentences of between four and 15 years.

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