A young woman alleged that Dani Alves had raped her in the bathroom of a nightclub in Barcelona at the end of December. Dani Alves will remain in custody for his trial for alleged sexual misconduct with a woman. He is considering a high-flight risk. The Provincial Court of Barcelona decided Tuesday.
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“There is an elevated risk of absconding, linked on the one hand to the high sentence that could be imposed because of the present case, the serious evidence of criminality against him, and large financial resources that would allow him to leave Spain at any time,” the court said in a statement.
The court believes, the 39-year-old’s passport would not prevent him from leaving Spain “by air or sea or even by land without documentation.
They also believe he would not be handed over to Spain. The South American country does not usually extradite its citizens if he was taken off to his country, Brazil
Alves initially denied knowing her and changed his story several times. Later he said, they had consensual relations, according to sources close to the case. He is on trial for the alleged crime of sexual assault or misconduct, which in the Spanish penal code includes rape.
The investigating judge ordered that he will remain in custody without bail on 20th January. Pumas UNAM in Mexico sacked Alves after his arrest. In a highly successful career, Alves made 408 appearances for Barcelona. During that time, he won six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, and four Copa del Rey trophies. He became the oldest player to represent Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.