22-year-old Namibian boxer Junius Jonas, has been arrested for an alleged sexual assault.
Brazilian police have apprehended the boxer on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid at the Olympic Village, a police statement confirmed. Jonas Junius, who is competing in the light welter division, allegedly grabbed the maid and tried to kiss her. He is also suspected of offering the victim money to sleep with him and the maid reported the incident to the police.
Junius was scheduled to fight France’s Hassan Amzile in the men’s light welter round on Thursday, but he is expected to be transferred to Rio’s Bangu prison.
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