Brazilian football star Robinho sentenced to jail for sexual assault

Posted November 24, 2017

"Every legal measure is being taken about this first ruling".

Former Brazilian forward Robinho who played for Europe giants such as Manchester City, AC Milan has been sentenced to nine years for sexual assault in 2013 in a Milan night club.

The Tribunal in Milan this evening found Robinho and five other men guilty of the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman. The other four men had not been found by Italian police, ANSA said.

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It was reported that Robinho has the right to two appeals in Italy and the sentence will not be enforced until that process has been completed, which could mean extradition proceedings being activated.

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in jail for sexual assault.

A statement on the Brazilian's Instagram feed read: "We would like to clarify that he has already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode".

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Former Real Madrid and Manchester City star Robinho is now playing in his homeland for Atletico Mineiro. He has 100 worldwide caps for his country.

A lack of discipline, however, began to dog Robinho, and he was soon returning to Santos before a spell in Italy where the assault took place.

His performances won him a move to Real Madrid in 2005 but he stayed only three years before moving to City in a British-record £32.5m transfer. Robinho joined Atletico Mineiro from Guangzhou Evergrande a year ago.

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