Brazil star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Brazil star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Brazilian Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault of a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a Milanese disco in 2013.

He spent just one season in China before moving back to Brazil with Atletico Mineiro in 2016.

He played for City between 2008 and 2010, scoring 15 Premier League goals.

However, Robinho, who now plays for Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian league, has the opportunity to appeal the verdict under Italian law.

A Milan court ruled that Robinho and five other Brazilians assaulted the woman, who was 22 at the time, after plying her with alcohol in a discotheque.

A report by Football Italia claimed that Robinho will given a chance to appeal.

Because of that, the verdict is effectively put on hold until the appeals process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until then.

But in 2014 Robinho sued Italian publication Corriere Della Sera over claims he was part of a sexual assault of an 18-year-old.

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