Friday, August 5, 2016
Morocco's Hassan Saada was set to square off in the boxing ring against a Turkish competitor at the Olympics, but instead he'll be in a Rio jail
The 22-year-old athlete was arrested at the Olympic Village on charges that he sexually assaulted two maids (some reports have them listed as waitresses). The chief investigator in the case told reporters the women filed a report that he restrained and fondled them after asking them to come to his room. Saada is accused of shoving one woman against the wall and trying to kiss her; he's alleged to have groped the breast of the second woman and made obscene hand gestures. Police say that he lured them over by asking them to pose for a picture with him. Brazilian law allows a suspect to be held "for a long period" during a crime investigation.