Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

An Italian court has sentenced the former Manchester City and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.

Robinho, who now plays for Atletico Mineiro in his homeland, played for AC Milan from 2010 to 2015.

The court also sentenced one of Roubinho's friends, Ricardo Falco, another Brazilian, to nine years.

Robinho, who is now playing for Brazil team Atletico Mineiro, was found guilty of committing the rape with five other people.

"All legal steps are already being taken regarding this decision in the first instance". The married forward along with five other men have been charged.

If he loses the appeal he would could be extradited to serve prison time in Italy.

Robinho at his wedding with Vivian Guglielmetti Junits in 2009.

Brazil's Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in jail
Brazil's Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in jail

A statement has been issued on his Instagram profile, from his lawyers, denying he was involved.

Robinho played over 40 games for Manchester City between 2008 and 2010 after signing from Real Madrid.

He then went on loan to Brazilian side Santos, before joining Milan.

Robino played at AC Milan later after 16 months where he won the Serie A title with players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano.

Robinho spent four seasons at the San Siro, during which the offence took place, before moving to Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015.

Robinho had previously been accused of sexual assault during his City days, but was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing.

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