Former Real Madrid forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison by the Italian Court of Appeal in Milan for engaging in the gang rape of a young woman at a nightclub in the northern city of Italy in 2013.
In a well- known Milan venue, Robinho and his associate, Ricardo Falco, were accused of raping an Albanian girl celebrating her 23rd birthday.
The woman’s laayer Jacopeo Gnocchi called it a victory for judiciary who have showed that woman’s right are protected irrespective of the culprits personality.
Robinho’s former club Santos announced early in October that they have terminated the 6-year contact due to the pressure arising form the sexual violence he received in Italy. The club affirmed that its decision to cancel Robinho’s contract was so can ‘concentrate exclusively on his defense in the process that takes in Italy’.
In 2014, when the news emerged that he was being investigated for rape, Robinho refuted the allegations.
Robinho was investigated by the police for an alleged rape at a nightclub in Leeds in 2009 while playing for Manchester City. He was released on bail after being questioned and denied those charges too.