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Semedo’s demons: from being chained in hostess clubs to being accused of raping a minor

Semedo's demons: from being chained in hostess clubs to being accused of raping a minor

The Olympiacos center-back has a conviction in Spain for unlawful detention and threats. He had regained his sporting stage and was sorry for his unhealthy firm.

Rben Semedo, on the time of his arrest in Athens.AFP
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Neither the sporting resurgence in Greece nor the traumatic passage by means of the jail of Picassent (Valencia) have been sufficient to drive away the demons of Rben Semedo. The central Portuguese of the Olympiacos, 27, was arrested this Monday for the alleged rape of a 17-year-old minor, whom he met in a bar in a city on the outskirts of Athens and whom, in keeping with the younger lady’s criticism to the Safety Directorate , obtained drunk and later raped at house. Semedo already is aware of what it’s to descend into hell that has lower a promising sports activities profession.

Born in a humble neighborhood, soccer was his probability. The Villarreal pag 15 million in June 2017 to Sporting Lisbon. He was the proper substitute for Musacchio. Sturdy, good finisher, worldwide with the inferiors of Portugal … he had all of the qualities. However just a few months later, he turned an actual headache for his harmful friendships.

He was first arrested in November 2017 for gunning down an worker of a hostess membership in Valencia when he invited him to depart at eight thirty within the morning. As you name the police to come back again for you, assured the employee who informed him. The weapon was by no means discovered and Semedo known as it a fabrication incident. Then he hit a younger man with a bottle within the car parking zone of a nightclub and, simply two months later, in February, he was arrested for unlawful detention, accidents, theft and unlawful possession of weapons.

He had collaborated within the kidnapping of a person who had a debt of 5,000 euros contracted with a buddy of his who mediated within the sale of a automobile. At trial he confessed that he had even threatened to chop off his finger.

The trauma of jail

Semedo spent 142 days in Picassent jail, the place he even attended a chat by the then Valencianists Equal and Marcelino. He left jail after posting a bail of 30,000 euros and repentant. I cried many nights. I could not sleep and I solely considered my kids, concerning the struggling of my household. It makes you surprise whether it is actually price spending time with individuals who are not looking for your good and comply with paths that aren’t going to steer you wherever, confessed the participant.

His stage at Villarreal was tarnished and he sought his rehabilitation on mortgage on the Huesca and within the Ro Ave Portuguese. He was in a position to take action as a result of, after a five-year jail sentence imposed by the Valencia Court docket, the decide agreed to not return to jail in trade for not setting foot in Spain once more for eight years.

In June 2019, it was transferred for 4.5 million to Olympiacos, the place he has been a key piece for the staff and has as soon as once more been noticed by the Portugal staff. In truth, the footballer was assured that he had been to the final European Championship. Ruben had issues, that’s evident, however he knew rebuild himself. He’s very dedicated to the staff, he’s a locker room man and right here everyone seems to be loving him. He is doing an incredible job, mentioned his coach, Pedro Martins.

The reconstruction of Semedo begins once more after the brand new altercation that may carry him again to justice.