Tue 21 February 2023 | 18:57

Barcelona’s court denies Dani Alves’ bail following rape case

Former Barcelona star, Dani Alves has been arrested by police on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in December. The Barcelona legend will remain in prison after a court ruled he can’t be bailed out as he may return to Brazil.

Dani Alves is currently in jail after being arrested and sent to a provisional prison to await trial. He has been accused of having allegedly raped a young woman in a nightclub in Barcelona on December 31. No date has been set for Alves’ trial yet.

Denying the allegation, the 39-year-old hoped to be granted bail by the Barcelona Provincial Court. However, the court ruled out Alves' request due to perceived flight risk.

A statement from the court said: "

Nothing would stop Mr. Alves from leaving Spain by air, sea or even land without documentation and reaching his country of origin, where he could stay knowing that he would not be delivered to Spain despite international arrest warrants or extradition orders.

"There is an elevated risk of absconding, linked on the one hand to the high sentence that could be imposed because of the present case, the serious evidence of criminality against him and large financial resources that would allow him to leave Spain at any time."

Alves' defense team stated:

"Daniel Alves remains as innocent as he was before this ruling.

"His desire to leave Spain and elude the process did not, and does not, exist."



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