American Woman Allegedly Raped in Brazil After Australia-Chile Game

An American woman was allegedly raped in Brazil on Friday after the Australia and Chile game. Brazilian officials told the US they are investigating the crime.

From Reuters:

The woman, 24, was accompanied by U.S. embassy officials to a hospital in the state [Mato Grosso] capital of Cuiaba, a statement from the Mato Grosso state civil police said on Saturday, the third day of the month-long tournament.

The woman and her boyfriend were staying in the home of someone they met during Friday's World Cup celebrations and she woke up screaming with a man on top of her, the statement said.

Several people were interviewed about the incident, including the owner of the home, but no one has been arrested, police said.

A spokeswoman at the US embassy told Reuters that the embassy knew about incident, but could not comment because of privacy laws.

There are three more matches in Cuiaba: Russia vs. South Korea, Nigeria vs. Bosnia, and Japan vs. Colombia. Due to threats of protests and violent fans from visiting fans Brazil added more security to the tournament. 


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