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Brazil: accused of rape in a Paris hotel, Neymar escapes prosecution

The Brazilian court has decided, Thursday August 8, the ranking without follow-up of the complaint filed by a young model, Najila Trindade Mendes de Sousa, accusing the footballer Neymar of having violated In a Parisian hotel on May 15th.

"We decided to ask for the ranking without continuation"Prosecutor of the Sao Paulo Prosecutor's Office, Flávia Merlini, told a press conference a few hours before the judge's decision, which followed her recommendations. "It's impossible to know what happened between four walls. It's the word of [Neymar] against that of [son accusatrice], and we do not have sufficient evidence for an indictment. "continued the prosecutor. On July 30, the Sao Paulo Police Department declared that it did not have "Sufficient indices" to institute proceedings.

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"Seizure without continuation is not an absolution"added the magistrate, stressing that the investigation could be reopened at any time if new elements were brought. The player was also first heard by the police as part of another investigation related to these facts, in early June, for broadcasting on the networks. a video – supposed to prove his innocence – showing intimate images and revealing conversations he had had with Najila Trindade.

Since the start of the investigation, Neymar has denied all charges of rape and claims that the relationship he had with the young woman was granted. Â € œThis was a trap, in which I finally fell. I hope this will serve as a lesson for the future. "he had declared. His father had, after the announcement of the rape complaint, reported extortion attempts.

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