Brazilian footballer, Robinho sentenced to 9 years imprisonment

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.

An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians who assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub.

The former AC Milan and Manchester City forward has been convicted of being one of the six people involved in the assault of a 22-year-old woman at a Milanese nightclub on January 22, 2013.

A post on Robinho's Instagram page said he had "already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode" and that "all legal measures are being taken".

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