Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain participant Achraf Hakimi charged with rape

Moroccan worldwide footballer Achraf Hakimi, who performs for French aspect Paris Saint-Germain, has been charged with rape.

On Monday, prosecutors within the Paris suburb of Nanterre opened a preliminary investigation into the accusation, and on Thursday the participant was charged by investigators, and positioned below judicial supervision by an investigating decide. 

On Friday Hakimi was current at PSG coaching, and the membership says he has their assist and can play in a match subsequent weekend.  

A 24-year-old lady has accused Hakimi, a defender who performed for Morocco at this 12 months’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar final 12 months, of raping her at his residence within the west of Paris. 

Hakimi’s lawyer stated earlier this week that the accusations in opposition to her consumer have been “false” and that Hakimi was “on the disposal of justice.” 

The lady who made the accusations spoke to investigators on Wednesday, and her lawyer instructed journalists: “My consumer maintains all her assertion. She made the selection to specific herself solely to justice and doesn’t want to publicise the case, particularly to preseve his safey.”

The younger lady had first gone Sunday to a police station the place she stated she was raped, with out submitting a criticism.

In accordance with a police supply, she then stated she met Achraf Hakimi — who scored the successful penalty for Morocco in opposition to Spain within the spherical of 16 of the Qatar World Cup — in January on the social community Instagram, and went to his residence in on Saturday in a chauffeur-driven automotive which the participant reportedly organised. 

The identical police says that Hakimi kissed the ladies, after which touched her with out her consent, earlier than raping her. At one level she managed to push him away, and messaged a good friend to come back and acquire her. 

Achraf Hakimi arrived at PSG in 2021, from Italian aspect Inter Milan. He’s thought of among the finest proper backs on the planet, and was a part of squad which received FIFA’s “staff of the 12 months 2022” award introduced Monday in Paris.

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