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Two French rugby players arrested for sexual abuse in Argentina

According to the victim’s complaint, she met her alleged abusers in a nightclub in that city, after the match in the early hours of Sunday, July 7. The sexual abuse allegedly took place in a hotel in the city of Mendoza, where the Les Bleus delegation was staying.

Two French rugby players, aged 20 and 21, have been arrested on charges of sexual abuse in Argentina. The incident occurred during the visit of the French delegation to Mendoza to play against Los Pumas last Saturday, July 6, at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium.

According to the complaint filed by the victim at a police station in Mendoza, she met her alleged abusers at a nightclub in that city, after the game in the early hours of Sunday, July 7. The sexual abuse would have taken place in a hotel in the City of Mendoza, where the Les Bleus delegation was staying,

The Mendoza Justice acted quickly and He managed to arrest the French rugby players. who are currently in Buenos Aires, about to leave the country to participate in a test match against Uruguay on Wednesday afternoon.

They were then scheduled to return to Argentina to face Los Pumas next Saturday, July 13, at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium.

The arrest took place in the afternoon to avoid the risk of escape. According to MDZ, The players of the French rugby team will be transferred to the province of Mendoza, where they will be charged with the crime of “aggravated sexual abuse by carnal access and by the participation of two or more people”, as reported by the victim.

They are expected to arrive between Tuesday night and early Wednesday in Mendoza, where they will be charged and could be detained due to the sentence they face, which must be served effectively.

Source: Ambito

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