Hassan Saada, an Olympic boxer representing Morocco, has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted two maids in the Olympic Village. He is currently being detained by Rio police while they investigate further.
Who is Hassan Saada?
Hassan Saada is a 22-year-old boxer competing in the 81 kilogram category. He was due to fight Mehmet Nedir of Turkey in the preliminary rounds on Saturday at 12:30 PM. Although he qualified for the Olympics, he was not predicted to be a medal contender.
The investigation is still ongoing, but according to Rio police, Saada was involved in two sexual assaults on Wednesday, August 3rd. The Sun reports that allegedly Saada asked one of the maids who came to his room to take a selfie photo with him. After the picture, he tried to corner and kiss her by force.
Shortly thereafter, the boxer reportedly touched another maid’s breasts and offered her money to give him a happy ending.
Police say that Saada will be jailed for a period of 15 days while they conduct a rape investigation. If he’s held for that long, Hassan won’t be competing in this year’s Olympics.
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