The well-known footballer Dani Alves is currently present in the Barcelona Court, marking the commencement of the trial slated to begin this Monday. The charges levelled against him are of a serious nature, alleging that he sexually assaulted a young woman in a nightclub.
On arriving at the Palace of Justice, Alves was seen alighting from a Mossos d’Esquadra van that had transported him from Brians 2. Notably, Alves has been in preventive detention at Brians 2 for a period extending over a year and 15 days.
The trial is scheduled to commence at 10 a.m. In the lead up to it, Alves will be kept in the holding cells of the Palace of Justice. Accompanying him on this day was his mother, who arrived at the Barcelona Court shortly after 9:30 a.m., to witness her son stand trial.
In terms of sentencing, the private prosecution representing the complainant is seeking a sentence of 12 years in prison for Alves. Conversely, the Prosecutor’s Office has called for a somewhat lesser sentence, proposing a prison term of nine years.