Second Olympic boxer arrested for sexual assault in Rio on Monday
A second boxer has been arrested for alleged sexual assault at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Jonas Junius, a 22-year-old lightweight who was Namibia’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremonies, was taken into custody for allegedly trying to force himself on a maid in the Olympic Village, according to a reporter for Al Jazeera English.
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have announced that Junius tried to sexually assault a housekeeper, Gabriel Elizondo, a reporter for Al Jazeera English said on social media. “Police say he tried to force himself on a housekeeper,” Elizondo tweeted on Monday. “Junius is expected to be transferred to Rio’s Bangu prison later today.”
Junius was supposed to face France’s Hassan Amzile in the round of 32 on Thursday. Monday’s allegations follow the revelation that Moroccan light heavyweight Hassan Saada was accused of sexually assaulting two women the same day of the opening ceremonies on Friday. He has been taken into custody for a period of 15 days while authorities investigate the incident.