NEWS
Thursday November 23 2017
Robinho found guilty of 2013 rape

Former Milan and Manchester City striker Robinho has been found guilty of rape in a Milanese disco in 2013 and given a nine-year sentence.

The 33-year-old Brazilian was playing for the Rossoneri at the time of the incident, which took place on January 22, 2013.

The Tribunal in Milan this evening found Robinho and five other men guilty of the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman.

Although this is a guilty verdict and a nine-year prison sentence awarded, the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal.

Because of that, the verdict is effectively put on hold until the appeals process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until then.

Robinho is currently in Brazil playing for Atletico Mineiro.