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Semedo assures that he is innocent and did not rape a minor

Semedo assures that he is innocent and did not rape a minor

The Portuguese defender of Olympiacos del Piraeus Ruben Semedo, accused of gang rape of a minor under 17, assured this Tuesday that he is innocent and that he will prove it to the judge when he testifies next Thursday.

I’m innocent, and they’ll see. This is all because of the money. If he were not a footballer, all this would not have happened, “said the 27-year-old former Villarreal player, and stated that he will prove his innocence.

Semedo, arrested on Monday after a complaint by the alleged victim, made these statements before the cameras after a brief appearance before the investigating judge, who gave him until Thursday to prepare his testimony.

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In addition to Semedo, her representative was arrested, a 40-year-old Nigerian accused of having participated in the rape of the young woman, who, in turn, will give a statement on Friday.

As the young woman reported to the Police, the rape occurred last Saturday at Semedo’s house, after having gone out with a friend and the two accused to have a drink in various bars.

The young woman allegedly assured that she came to the player’s house drunk and that she lay down in her bedroom, where she was first raped by her representative and later by Semedo himself.

The lawyer of the former Villarreal player, Stavros Yeorgópulos, told the media that the sexual relations were consensual and therefore the crime of gang rape that his client has been accused of, nonexistent

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Proof of this, he said in statements to the media, is that the young woman did not leave after the alleged violation, but remained at home.

If there had been no complaint, she and Semedo would continue taking walks together, said the lawyer.

Yeorgópulos added that his client also believed that the young woman was 19 years old.

The Greek penal code provides for the crime of gang rape penalties that can go up to life imprisonment.

In 2018, still in his stage as a Villarreal player, the Portuguese was arrested and imprisoned for 142 days for kidnapping and assaulting a man at his private home in Valencia.

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After being sentenced to ten years for illegal detention, injuries, robbery and illegal possession of weapons, a sentence that ended up being reduced to five, Semedo finally did not have to return to jail in exchange for agreeing not to set foot in Spain for eight years.

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

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