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Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for 2013 sexual assault

Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for 2013 sexual assault
From ESPN - November 23, 2017

Former Brazil forward Robinho has been found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court on Thursday.

According to La Stampa, Robinho, who now plays for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, and a friend have also been ordered to pay the victim 60,000.

The outlet reports the two men, along with a group of four other people who have not been identified and therefore have not been sentenced, got a woman drunk and then assaulted her at a Milan nightclub in January 2013.

The Italian justice system permits several levels of appeal. And according to reports, the verdict is placed on hold until all have been exhausted.

Robinho, who then played for AC Milan, had denied any wrongdoing at the time of the allegations, and his lawyer Marisa Alija reiterated on Thursday that the player had no involvement, and has already made legal arrangements to fight the decision.

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