After being convicted of attempted murder, a European footballer was arrested in a rape case

After being convicted of attempted murder, a European footballer was arrested in a rape case

Greek police arrested Olympiakos international defender Ruben Semedo on Sunday after a 17-year-old girl accused him of rape.

Semedo (27 years old and 3 international matches) appeared before the Public Prosecution Service in Athens on Monday.
The teen said Semedo lured her to his home before raping her along with a 40-year-old Nigerian man who was arrested Monday.
Semedo’s lawyer, Stavros Yorgopoulos, told reporters outside the court that the player denied the allegation.
The lawyer said: “My client denies the allegation. He claimed that the complainant is 19 years old.”
He added that Semedo and the alleged victim were part of “a group that had been together for 15 hours, and it is inconceivable that they were involved in such an incident”.
Olympiacos has not yet responded.
Semedo has recently been linked with a move to Porto or Turin, Italy. He joined Olympiacos two years ago under a four-year contract from Spanish club Villarreal.
He left Villarreal after being convicted of attempted murder for which he was sentenced to five years in prison, but avoided jail time in exchange for an eight-year ban from entering Spanish territory under an agreement signed in 2020. He was also fined 46,000 euros ($54,300).

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