Police Arrest Brazil Icon, Dani Alves Over Sexual Assault

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FC Barcelona and Brazil Icon, Dani Alves is in police custody following an allegation made against him in December 2022.

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The experienced Brazil international and former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has been detained in Catalonia on suspicion of sexual assault.

Following an accusation made against him on December 30, 2022, the 39-year-old defender was taken into custody.

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On Friday morning, Alves appeared at the Mossos d’Esquadra de Les Corts police station in Barcelona to refute the claims.

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The South American will now be transported to Barcelona’s Ciutat de la Justicia, where he will attend a court proceeding and a judge will make a decision regarding his interim status while the case is being examined.

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Alves has refuted the claims leveled against him following a trip to a nightclub in Barcelona, saying: “Yes, I was there, with more people, having fun. And those who know me well understand that I enjoy dancing. Without encroaching on anyone else’s territory, I was dancing and having fun.

“I don’t know who that lady is. You arrive at a bathroom and you don’t have to ask who’s there. I have never invaded anyone’s space. How am I going to do it with a woman or a girl? No, for God’s sake.”