Two France rugby gamers arrested in Argentina for alleged sexual assault | EUROtoday

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Two France rugby gamers have been arrested in Argentina on sexual assault allegations.

Oscar Jegou and Hugo Auradou have been arrested in Buenos Aires on a request from prosecutors in Mendoza, within the western a part of the nation, after a proper grievance was filed towards them, Martín Ahumada, spokesman for the provincial Public Prosecutor’s Office, stated Tuesday.

The French crew was in Mendoza over the weekend to play a take a look at match towards Argentina. Jegou and Auradou have been arrested on Monday in Buenos Aires, the place the French delegation had made a stopover earlier than touring to Uruguay. The two gamers haven’t but been formally charged with any crime and have been to be transferred to Mendoza to proceed with the investigation, Ahumada stated.

He declined to offer particulars concerning the alleged sexual assault, which in keeping with the grievance befell at a resort within the provincial capital of Mendoza.

French Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra stated on X that if confirmed the assault constituted an “unspeakable atrocity” and that she was in touch with the French Rugby Federation and the French embassy in Argentina.

The French crew was scheduled to journey to Montevideo for a pleasant match towards Uruguay on Wednesday, earlier than returning to Buenos Aires for a second match towards Argentina on Saturday.

The French federation did not instantly touch upon the allegations.

The arrests come after France fullback Melvyn Jaminet was suspended Sunday by the federation after a video shared on social media confirmed the participant making a racist comment.


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