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Rubén Semedo from Olympiacos arrested for alleged rape

Rubén Semedo from Olympiacos arrested for alleged rape

The Portuguese defender of Olympiacos of Piraeus Ruben Semedo was arrested this Monday for allegedly raping a girl under 17 years of age, local Greek media report.

The 27-year-old former Villarreal player was arrested at his home in the Glyfada neighborhood, on the outskirts of Athens, after the young woman reported him to the Security Directorate of the capital region of Atica.

According to media reports, in her complaint filed on Sunday, the minor assured that she met Semedo in a bar in Oropós, a municipality on the outskirts of Athens. The young woman claims that he got her drunk there before taking her home, where he raped her.

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The Portuguese footballer is expected to appear today before the competent Prosecutor’s Office.

Semedo was international with the Portugal Under-21 soccer team ten times and played for Villarreal between 2017 and 2019.

Following his weak performance in the game against Ludogorets (Bulgaria), in the framework of the Champions League qualifiers, which left Olympiacos out of the competition, the club were studying the possibility of releasing him and it was rumored that Torino and the Porto would have shown interest. EFE (HN)

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