Namibian flag bearer arrested in sex assault probe
Published 08/08/2016 | 19:41
Namibia's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics has been arrested in a sexual assault probe, four days after another Olympic boxer was accused of attacking two housekeepers in the Olympic Village.
Authorities said a housekeeper at the village told police she was assaulted by 22-year-old Jonas Junius, a boxer who competes in the light-middleweight division. Junius is scheduled to fight Frenchman Hassan Amzile on Thursday.
Namibia's embassy or its Olympic officials are yet to comment.
Brazilian law classifies as rape any sexual-related assault, and it is punishable with up to 10 years in prison.
Last week, Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada was arrested by police after allegedly assaulting two female cleaners.
A Brazilian judge ordered his detention for 15 days, pending an investigation, putting his appearance at the Olympics at risk.