Dani Alves, a former Barcelona and Brazil star, was sentenced to four years and six months in jail

According to dailymail.co, Dani Alves has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman at a Spanish nightclub. The disgraced former Barcelona player was informed this morning that he had been found guilty in the Barcelona court where he was tried earlier this month, after being escorted there in a police van.

The 40-year-old father of two is now facing his first night in prison as a convicted sex offender. He has been jailed on remand at Brians 2 Prison near the Catalan capital since his arrest in January of last year.

Alves maintained his innocence on February 7, after taking the stand on the final day of his three-day trial at Barcelona’s Audiencia Provincial court. He agreed to having sex in a bathroom at luxury Barcelona nightclub Sutton on December 30, 2022, with his 23-year-old female accuser, but claimed it was consensual.

The lady he was convicted guilty of raping acknowledged that Alves had forced himself on her when she testified in court behind her screen. A companion who was with her the night of the rape burst into tears as she described how the victim was ‘sobbing hysterically’ after exiting the little toilet where the crime took place.

If Alves was convicted, state prosecutors wanted a nine-year prison sentence, while a private prosecutor working for the victim demanded a 12-year imprisonment term at his trial. Judicial officials revealed today that Daniel Alves has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail for sexual assault.

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‘The court also ordered him to remain away from his victim for nine and a half years, as well as to pay her 150,000 euros and fees.’The sentencing states that the victim did not consent, and there is evidence to back the victim’s account, thus the rape is considered proven.

The fact that Alves deposited the compensation he was required to pay was considered a mitigating factor in calculating his punishment. The three judges determined that Alves ‘grabbed hold of the victim, pushed her on the ground, and kept her from moving while he penetrated her, despite her shouting ‘no’ and stating she wanted to go.’

They stated in their 61-page verdict that the victim performed logically throughout the inquiry and subsequent trial, and that none of her court quizzes revealed any discrepancies. Alves, who became the oldest player to represent Brazil at the World Cup in December 2022 in Qatar, was ordered to stand trial in November.

Initially, he was accused of placing his hands down a woman’s knickers inside a bathroom in the VIP section of Sutton nightclub, but it was then revealed that his victim claimed she had been raped. He was fired by Mexican side UNAM Pumas after being arrested in Barcelona at the beginning of the year when returning to the Catalan city to attend his mother-in-law’s death.

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