Moroccan boxer’s fiance maintains his innocence in Olympic rape case
Hassan Saada is accused of trying to rape two Brazilian waitresses at the Barra da Tijuca Olympic village
Moroccan boxing Olympian Hassan Saada’s wife took to social media Sunday to defend her fiance after allegations of a sexual assault surfaced against him last week, coming a day before his first game was set to be played, according to Moroccan news site Akhbarouna.
Saada, 22, is accused of trying to rape two Brazilian waitresses at the Barra da Tijuca Olympic village. The women placed the day of the attack as Wednesday, while the Moroccan still maintains his innocence.
The boxing lightweight competitor was reported to have pushed one of the woman against a wall and attempted to forcibly kiss her.
The Moroccan is also accused of making sexually-graphic gestures towards the women, and feeling the breasts of a second woman all while offering her money to perform sexual acts on him, according to the BBC.
The boxer was scheduled to compete against Turkey’s Mehmet Nadir Unal in the preliminary rounds of the Olympics, but was duly disqualified from the Olympic Games this summer.
Saada is currently being held in a police station near the Maracana Stadium, where he will be kept for 15 days while the assault case is being investigate.