Second Olympic Boxer Faces Sexual Assault Allegations Against Housemaids at Athlete’s Village

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Another Olympic boxer faces allegations of sexual assault for forcing himself on a housekeeper at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Al Jazeera correspondent Gabriel Elizondo, police will transport Namibia’s Jonas Junius to Rio’s Bangu prison on Monday. The 22-year-old pugilist participated as Namibia’s flag bearer during the Rio Games opening ceremony on Friday.

Junius was scheduled to fight in the 64-kg (141 lbs) division later in the week.

Last week boxer Hassan Saada from Morocco was charged with sexually assaulting two housemaids, forcing one of them against a wall, attempting to kiss her, fondling her breasts, and making other obscene advances.

Saada was booted from the Olympics and is being detained for 15 days as Brazilian law enforcement authorities investigate the case.


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