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Sebastian Villa, Colombian footballer from Boca Juniors convicted of rape.

Latest NewsSebastian Villa, Colombian footballer from Boca Juniors convicted of rape.

Colombian footballer Sebastian Villa in the Copa Libertadores match between Boca Juniors and Goda Cruz on April 20, 2020.Manuel Cortina (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty)

It all started allegedly with a fit of jealousy. Sebastian Villa, former Colombian international and Boca Juniors figure, chided his partner for an alleged relationship with another team member. The discussion, according to the complaint of the victim, ended violently, with beatings, insults and sex without consent. The story, detailed, from this Friday in court. The allegedly assaulted woman provided medical evidence of the rape and even records of the Colombian player’s entourage offering him money in exchange for his silence.

Villa, 25, was already convicted of gender-based violence in May 2020 by Daniela Cortes, his former partner. Cortes then said that the Colombian player hit her several times. He even took his complaint to the media, where he posted photos of his bloody face, so that later he could say that he forgave him. Then Villa became disillusioned with the Boca team, but he was gradually reinstated. The court case continues. The known facts occurred on June 26, 2021 and concern another woman not related to Cortez. The victim’s story begins with a party in a private neighborhood.

“Arrived around 10pm. Sebastian drank a lot of alcohol, and although I was used to seeing him in such a state, he began to arrange scenes of jealousy, because, according to the defendant, I would have a meeting with a guy. employee,” the victim’s report says. When the Colombian player becomes “more aggressive than usual”, the pair head home. It is there that the trials of a young woman begin. “He caressed my face, when he suddenly becomes aggressive, squeezes my jaw and the back of my head, gives a slap in the face and says:“ Did you like my colleagues? ”The woman told the court. “The defendant began to insult me ​​by hitting me several times and covering my mouth with my hand, after which I scratched him, wanting to get out of this situation (…) But he continued to rape me and told me: “you liked being with me (…)” (calling the name of a colleague from the Club, with whom, as he claimed, he would have a meeting) did you want this?

It all happened, according to the complaint, in a room in the player’s house, and Villa’s personal security guard looked after the door. The woman was finally able to leave with a friend who answered the call for help. She was later treated in a hospital where doctors required her to file a rape report, which she did not “out of fear”. The girl also tells how Villa and the player’s entourage tried to offer him money for his silence. “After these circumstances, Sebastian left for Colombia and did not return to Argentina,” the victim said.

“If he didn’t advance the criminal case before, it was out of fear, and now he wants to close this circle,” Roberto Castillo, the woman’s lawyer, said in an interview with the TyC channel. The prosecution must now assess “whether her story is consistent with attempted murder or dismiss her,” the lawyer said.

Villa’s refereeing situation contrasts with his good football moment. Today, he’s the figure of Bock, scoring key goals such as one against River Plate in April and another in a victory over Defense and Justice last week. Boca Juniors has an appointment with Racing Club tomorrow for a place in the Pro League Cup final. Coach Sebastian Battaglia had Sebastian Villa in the starting lineup. The club has yet to say what decision it will make with its star.

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