After sexual assault: prosecutor demands detention for Rubiales

after sexual assault prosecutor demands detention for rubiales

Last Update: 27.03.2024 17: 21

Former Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales faces a prison sentence after the abusive kiss during the women’s football World Cup. The Spanish prosecutor’s office is demanding two and a half years in prison for the 46-year-old, who had aggressively kissed the National Player Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth after the World Cup final victory at the award ceremony.

This is according to court documents, which are available in copy of the AFP news agency. One year in prison for sexual Aggression in the form of non-consensual kissing and one and a half years for coercion.

In addition, Rubiales is to pay compensation of at least 50,000 euros to Hermoso, according to the prosecutor’s will. There was no judicial confirmation at first. A date for the oral hearing was not announced. Prison sentences of up to two years are usually suspended in Spain.

Investigation into another case

The incident of 20. August 2023, a few minutes after the Spanish women’s World Cup Triumph in Australia, had caused international outrage. Under pressure, Rubiales resigned from his post in September, the world federation FIFA banned the Spaniard for three years.

Rubiales is also being investigated in a separate proceeding for corruption in connection with his association’s activities. The former president has been in the Dominican Republic for some time, where he works for national associations – mainly for Baseball due to his FIFA ban. When returning from a stay abroad, he is threatened with arrest.

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