THE Dani Alves he is now already serving ten days in a Catalan prison facing charges of raping a 23-year-old woman on December 30 in a barcelona club. In fact, the 39-year-old ace played on Thursday for the first time in a football match with his fellow prisoners. The game generated huge interest in the prisons, since it is not usual for a footballer of such quality and career to be among them and play ball together.
The Brazilian, who shares the same cell as Ronaldinho’s one-time bodyguard with whom he maintains a friendly relationship, awaits the fate of the parole request he filed. The player’s side assures that in addition to the bail they are willing to pay to be released from jail pending his trial, he is willing to surrender his passport, wear a special tracking bracelet and even attend court every day , in order to assure the authorities that he is not going to flee abroad.
“I’ll take whatever comes. I left home at 15, I have overcome many difficulties and complicated situations in my life and this is one more I will go through. Nothing scares me“, according to La Vanguardia, Alves, who has been released from Mexican Pumas, is reported to say.
Alves admits to having sex with his alleged victim, but claims that what happened was consensual. As for his initial statements, when he stated that he did not even know her and denied that they had sex, from the side of his lawyers they are attributed to his shame because he did not believe against his wife, Joanna Sant.
Under Spanish law, if found guilty faces a prison term of four to twelve years.
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