Robinho to face no police action over rape claimApril 7th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Manchester City star Robinho will not face any charges over a rape allegation made against him in January.
West Yorkshire Police launched an investigation after an 18-year-old woman complained of being sexually assaulted at a nightclub in Leeds, where Robinho was partying with Manchester City teammates in the early hours of Jan. 14.
The Brazil international forward was arrested and released on bail, but police said on Monday that the Crown Prosecution Service has decided that no action should be taken after reviewing details of the allegation.
Robinho attended a prearranged interview with West Yorkshire Police at the time the allegations were made and answered questions relating to an alleged incident at the Space nightclub in Leeds. He strenuously denied any wrongdoing.
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Following a report of a serious sexual assault that occurred at a nightclub in Leeds on January 14, 2009, the matter was investigated and the man was arrested and released on police bail.
“A file was submitted to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) who decided that no further action should be taken.”
Robinho’s spokesman Chris Nathaniel welcomed the announcement, and issued a statement thanking Manchester City for their support.
“I am pleased to announce that Robson de Souza (Robinho) has been cleared of all allegations of rape,” The Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
“He has maintained his innocence throughout the police interview process and I am delighted that no further action will be taken,” he said. (ANI)
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