Dani Alves’ trial commences. First photo of him on the bench.

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The trial against Dani Alves began on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Barcelona Court. The trial is regarding an alleged crime of sexual assault of a young woman at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona on December 30, 2022. There was extensive security to prevent reporters from approaching the footballer and to guarantee the privacy of the victim. The victim arrived protected by a special unit of the Mossos d’Esquadra at the City of Justice in the Catalan capital.

The Brazilian’s defense tried to reach an agreement with the prosecution until the last moment. However, Alves refused to admit that it was a rape. He maintains that it was a consensual sexual relationship. Alves is in preventive detention at Brians 2 for a year and 15 days. He faces a possible sentence of 12 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence requested by the alleged victim. The Prosecutor’s Office requests a sentence of 9 years.

The trial began half an hour late and will last until next Wednesday. It is open to the public except for the young woman’s statement, which will take place on Monday and cannot be recorded to preserve her privacy. Throughout the entire process, there will be a screen between her and Alves to avoid crossing paths at any time.

Alves entered the court in a police van and appeared in the dock for the first time. He wore jeans, a white shirt, and had a very serious face. The player appeared crestfallen and very nervous, as he is aware that the next 48 hours will irrevocably shape his future.

Ney Alves, Dani’s brother, and his mother, Dona Lucía, were seen at the gates of the City of Justice, visibly worried. Dona Lucía even wiped away her tears because of the complicated horizon that awaits her son. The trial is a crucial moment for Alves and his family as they await the court’s decision.

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