BREAKING: Ex-Barcelona Star, Dani Alves, Sentenced to 4.5 Years In Jail, Details Emerges

BREAKING: Ex-Barcelona Star, Dani Alves, Sentenced to 4.5 Years In Jail, Details Emerges

  • Dani Alves, former Barcelona star and Brazil international, has been sentenced to four and half years in prison
  • The football legend was sentenced to prison by the Spanish court after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault
  • It was reported that the prosecutor asked the court to jail the football star for nine years

Brazil international Dani Alves has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail after being found guilty of raping a young girl in a nightclub in Barcelona in December 2022.

The former Barcelona star was handed the sentencing on Thursday morning, February 22, by a Spanish court, The Guardian reported.

Dani Alves/Barcelona star/Brazil International
Barcelona court sent Dani Alves to jail Photo Credit: Getty Image
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In a statement on Thursday morning, the Barcelona court wrote:

“The victim did not consent, and there is evidence that, beyond the complainant’s testimony, permits the rape to be considered proven.”

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The prosecutor reportedly asked the court to jail the football legend for nine years, followed by ten years of probation.

Who is Dani Alves?

One of the world’s most decorated footballers who played for Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain during a storied career, Alves, 40, went on trial earlier this month on charges of raping a woman at the Sutton nightclub in the early hours of December 31, 2022.

His accuser, who testified behind a screen to protect her identity — said Alves had violently forced her to have sex in a private bathroom of the nightclub despite her begging him to let her go, causing her “anguish and terror”, according to prosecutors.

A friend who was with her broke down in tears as she told the court how the victim was “crying uncontrollably” after leaving the bathroom, saying Alves had “really hurt” her.

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Alves, who was present in court throughout his three-day trial, testified that his sexual encounter with the woman was consensual and denied hitting her and grabbing her hair.


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