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Dani Alves Detained On Sexual Assault Allegations

Brazil Footballer, Dani Alves has been remanded in custody without bail by a Spanish Court on Friday after he was arrested in Barcelona for sexually assaulting a woman.

Gatekeepers News reports that the court stated that the 39-year old was ordered to be detained after questioning regarding “events that allegedly took place at a nightclub,”.

The Judge gave the order to keep Alves in custody following a request from Public Prosecutors because the court considered Alves would try to flee.

Alves, one of football’s most successful players, was arrested earlier on Friday after being summoned to a Barcelona police station and was then sent before the Judge.

Catalan police said they received a complaint on January 2 from a woman who accused Alves of sexual assault.

The charge of sexual assault in Spain can mean anything from unsolicited and unwanted sexual groping to rape.

Although Police gave no further details, a source close to the investigation told AFP that Alves is accused of rape.

The woman reiterated her accusation before the judge on Friday, the source added.

The alleged sexual assault took place at a popular Barcelona nightclub overnight December 30-31, according to Spanish media reports.

Alves allegedly put his hands inside the underwear of a woman without her consent while she was dancing with friends and then followed her into a toilet.

She is said to have informed security staff in the club, who activated Barcelona city council’s protocol against assaults and sexual harassment.

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