Robinho gets 9 yrs for gang rape (4)

Robinho gets 9 yrs for gang rape (4)

Robinho gets 9 yrs for gang rape (4)

Prosecutors had requested jail terms of 10 years, reported the ANSA news agency, and one of Robinho's alleged friends, Ricardo Falco, another Brazilian, was sentenced to nine years.

Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013.

The 33-year-old, who is now back playing football in Brazil, denied assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a Milan disco.

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Under the Italian law, the forward will not be sent to prison until the appeals process is finalised, which could take years.

In 2014, Robinho issued a statement through lawyers denying the allegations.

"All legal provisions are being taken on this first decision". However, Brazil does not allow for the extradition of its own citizens, meaning he would only risk arrest and deportation if he was stopped in a third country. He is now with Atletico Mineiro and made his last appearance for the national team against Colombia in January.

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Robinho moved to Europe amid much hype in 2005 when he joined Real Madrid from Santos.

Camera IconRobinho failed to set the Premier League alight during his time with Manchester City.

Robinho played more than 40 games for Manchester City between 2008 and 2010, scoring 14 domestic goals for the club, after signing from Real Madrid.

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Robinho had previously been accused of sexual assault while at City in 2009, but was later cleared.

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