Boxer, 22, Accused of Sexually Assaulting 2 Maids in Olympic Village
A Moroccan boxer is being held on suspicion of sexual assault against two female cleaners inside Rio’s Olympic village.
Hassan Saada, a light-heavyweight boxer, was arrested on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old is accused of pushing one maid against a wall, pressing her with his thighs and trying to kiss her. Saada is also accused of squeezing another maid’s breast and making obscene gestures at her.
Judge Larissa Nunes Saly ordered him to 15 days detention pending an investigation.
Saada was set to have his first fight on Saturday and will miss the bout because of his detention.
There has been no comment from Saada or the Moroccan Olympic committee about the allegations.
The Olympic opening ceremonies will begin on Friday night inside Rio’s iconic Maracana Stadium.