Former Manchester City star, Robinho’s nine-year jail sentence over gang rape upheld by Italian court
Former Manchester City star Robinho has failed in his appeal to overturn a nine-year jail sentence for rape.
The incident happened during his time with AC Milan in a nightclub in the Italian city in 2013.
Robinho and five other people were found guilty of gang rape and ordered to pay the victim £50,000 each. The footie star sentenced to nine years behind bars.
The former Brazil striker, 36, immediately contested the ruling – but an Italian court has thrown his appeal out and upheld the sentence.
Robinho has said he will now appeal for a second time.
Under Italian law he won’t be sentenced until the appeals process has been finalised.
Prosecutor Cuno Tarfusser told UOL.com: “[It was] a well-done investigation, seriously, with a correct first-degree sentence.
“Professionally, I am very satisfied, especially for the victim.”
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