Arsenal striker remanded in rape case

16th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 June 2005AMSTERDAM — A court has ordered Arsenal striker and Dutch international Robin van Persie must remain in custody for at least another two weeks as the investigation into an allegation of rape continues.

16 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — A court has ordered Arsenal striker and Dutch international Robin van Persie must remain in custody for at least another two weeks as the investigation into an allegation of rape continues.

Van Persie, 21, was arrested in Rotterdam on Monday after an ex-striptease dancer accused him of raping her at the weekend.

The prosecution is waiting for the results of a DNA comparison between a sample taken from Van Persie and evidence gathered by investigators. 

The judge noted that some witnesses still had to be questioned and decided to remand Van Persie in custody due to the seriousness of the case and in the interests of the investigation. The court also noted that a statement made by Van Persie differed from those made by two friends who were in his company on the night of the alleged rape.

Van Persie is being held under restriction and is not allowed contact with the outside world, his lawyer Bram Moszkowicz said. 

Moszkowicz said his client acknowledged being in a hotel where the incident allegedly took place but he denied mistreating the woman in any way.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news + Robin van Persie

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