Boxer arrested for alleged sex assault

A SECOND Olympic boxer has been arrested in Rio on suspicion of an attempted sexual assault of a maid working in the athlete’s village.
Jonas Junius, 22, is accused of grabbing the woman and trying to kiss her and offering her money for sex.
It comes after Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada was arrested by police last week after allegedly assaulting two female chambermaids just hours before the opening ceremony.
Saada will be detained for 15 days by a judge pending an investigation, which could prevent him taking part in the Games.
Namibian Junius was his country’s flag-bearer in the opening ceremony last week.
His next fight would be on August 11, but it is uncertain if he will be able to compete.
He is being held at Recreio police station and now faces being locked up in the high security Bangu prison.
Detective Rodrigo Amorim said: “I can confirm that a Namibian athlete named Jonas Junias was arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted rape of a female in the Olympic Village.
“The accused has been detained in Recreio police station and unless he gets habeas corpus he will be transferred to prison in Bangu later today.”
Junius previously received a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
He was scheduled to fight Hassan Amzile of France yesterday in the men’s light-welterweight round.
The Olympic village, which has been described as “unlivable” has received criticism for the lack of security.
In the last week a government minister was mugged at knifepoint on the way to a hotel after watching the Olympics.
There have also been concerns about the lack of security guards at gates and that threats from terrorists are being taken seriously.

-Starsports

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