Mossos agents claim that she was "terrified and overwhelmed by the situation"
BARCELONA, 6 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Several Mossos d'Esquadra agents have stated that the complainant of the sexual assault allegedly by footballer Dani Alves in a Barcelona nightclub hesitated to report because "she was afraid that her name would be made public and it was believed that she was the one." guilty of everything that happened."
This has been explained by 12 police officers who have testified in the second session of the trial before the court of section 21 of the Barcelona Court, in which one of them has assured that they responded to the victim that "she was not guilty of nothing."
Other police officers have agreed that the victim was "terrified and overwhelmed by the situation", in addition to fearing that they would not believe her because Alves was a well-known man.
After the sexual assault, the Mossos d'Esquadra received notification of the incident at the Sutton nightclub and several of them went to the entertainment venue in plain clothes to "not overwhelm the victim."
The officers who took the police statement from the victim after the events have explained that the complainant suffered "anxiety attacks, was frankly upset and collapsed on several occasions", and have stated that the victim had not taken medication before declaring to be serene, in her words.
"She was in shock, she was not able to speak. Above all, she told us that she did not want money, that she just wanted justice," another agent added.
She also told them that she had voluntarily entered a secluded room in the nightclub - which turned out to be a bathroom - but that once inside, the footballer "would not let her leave."
Another agent told the court that they tried to avoid arresting Alves in public spaces to protect his image: "Summon him at the police station to avoid leaks, avoid the photo. To try to avoid that, his integrity and his identity."
Alves will testify on Wednesday in the final stretch of the trial, in which he faces a request for a sentence of 9 years in prison by the complainant and 12 years by the Prosecutor's Office.