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Robinho: Brazilian Football Star Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Rape

Robinho: Brazilian Football Star Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Rape

  • Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013
  • In 2017, the former Manchester City footballer and five other Brazilians was accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman
  • The Brazilian who is currently in his home country cannot be extradited to Italy but he may be forced to same the sentence in South America still

Brazilian footballer Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction of him of taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Italy in 2013.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in Rome upheld the previous ruling which effectively sentences the former AC Milan forward to nine years in prison.
The footballer star and five other Brazilians were found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old woman in a nightclub.
This is the second time that the sentence will be upheld after a court ruled that it stands in December 2020, following an initial appeal.

Robinho may avoid sentencing for his crimes as he is in Brazil and his home country’s constitution bans the extradition of citizens.
Italy may however request that he serves his sentence in the South American country.

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During his emergence into the limelight, Robinho has tipped to be one of Brazil’s finest players. The footballer began his career in Santos before moving to Europe with Real Madrid in 2005.

Robinho

He subsequently played for other top European clubs including Manchester City and AC Milan before joining the Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015.

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