JUST IN: Dani Alves: Robinho Must Serve 9 year Prison Term as Courts Convict Teammates of Sexual Assault

Dani Alves: Robinho Must Serve 9 year Prison Term as Courts Convict Teammates of Sexual Assault

: Robinho Must Serve 9 year Term as Courts Convict Teammates of Sexual Assault

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's justice system has decided that former Manchester City and striker, Robinho, will serve his nine-year sexual sentenceHenzodaily.ng reports that in 2017, a Milan court found Robinho and five other Brazilians guilty of sexually assaulting an Albanian after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub in 2013Brazil's Superior Court of Justice (STJ) examined the case on Wednesday, March 20, and decided to approve the prison sentence that was imposed in 2017 and ratified in 2022

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Brazilian judges have ruled to uphold former Manchester City and Seleção forward, Robinho's sexual offence conviction.

As reported by Mail Sport on Thursday, March 21, the court said that Robinho must serve his nine-year prison sentence in Brazil.

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Former Brazil and Man City star Robinho will serve a nine-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexual assaultA Brazilian court has ruled that Robinho must serve a 9-year prison term for sexual assault. Photo credits: Martin Rose, Sergio Lima
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The trial in Brazil's Superior Court of Justice, the country's top court for nonconstitutional matters, had a majority rule that Italy's decision was valid in Brazil.

Robinho received a nine-year prison sentence in Italy for his involvement in a group sexual assault incident in 2013 during his tenure with . As a result of Brazil's policy against extraditing its citizens, Italy requested that he serve his sentence within Brazil.

The decision by Brazil's Superior Court of Justice on Wednesday, March 20, was made with a 9-2 vote to uphold the Italian court's ruling.

Robinho denies any wrongdoing

Meanwhile, the retired footballer who was renowned for his superb dribbling ability, denied any wrongdoing.

He insisted that his sexual relations with the woman at a bar in Milan, Italy, were consensual.

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Dani Alves sentenced to 4.5 years in jail

Meanwhile, Robinho's teammate during the duo's time in the Brazilian national team, Dani Alves, was earlier sentenced to four and a half years in jail.

Alves received the sentence after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a in a nightclub in in December 2022.

The former Barcelona star was handed the sentencing by a Spanish court.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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