Semedo, released on bail of 10,000 euros

Olympiacos’ Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo was charged with gang rape of a minor below 17 on Monday.

Rúben Semedo, escorted by plainclothes law enforcement officials, leaves a listening toLouisa gouliamakiAFP
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Olympiacos’ Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo, accused of gang rape of a minor below 17 years of age, was launched this Thursday on a bail of 10,000 euros, after his assertion earlier than the choose and the prosecutor. Based on native media, the choose and the prosecutor determined that the authorized necessities to place him in preventive detention weren’t met.

In his assertion, which lasted for 2 and a half hours, the participant rejected the accusation report and declared that the sexual relations occurred with the consent of all of the folks concerned and that’s the reason the crime of gang rape is non-existent. He additionally identified that the applicant had assured him that she was 19 and never 17 years outdated.

“I believe that my client’s innocence has been proven. There are contradictions between the testimonies and that has been taken into account for the judges’ decision. There was no indication of violation,” his lawyer informed the media, Marizana Kikiri, on the exit of the court docket. The co-defendant, a 40-year-old Nigerian, who’s his consultant, will testify earlier than the choose this Friday.

Earlier than Semedo’s look, the complainant and a 16-year-old pal of hers had declared earlier than the choose that she had already recognized the 2 defendants and was with them on the evening in query. Based on the media, in her testimony the plaintiff acknowledged that final Friday evening she went out together with her pal, Semedo and her consultant, to have a drink in numerous bars.

The younger girl assured that the rape occurred at daybreak final Saturday at Semedo’s residence. She acknowledged that she got here to the participant’s home drunk and that she lay down in his bed room, the place the Nigerian first raped her after which the footballer. Her pal allegedly informed the choose, all the time in accordance with media leaks, that when she was sober once more the plaintiff informed her that “she did not remember exactly what had happened, but that she was sure that everything that had happened with the Nigerian had been against their will. “

Concerning Semedo, he allegedly informed him that “he is a handsome man” however that what occurred at the moment was not consented. She added that if she had recognized that her pal had been raped, she wouldn’t have gone out with Semedo the following day.

In 2018, nonetheless in his stage as a Villarreal participant, the Portuguese was arrested and imprisoned for 142 days for kidnapping and assaulting a person at his non-public residence in Valencia. After being sentenced to 10 years for unlawful detention, accidents, theft and unlawful possession of weapons, a sentence that ended up being diminished to 5, he lastly didn’t must return to jail in alternate for agreeing to not set foot in Spain for eight years.