Hakimi charged with rape after investigation

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Achraf Hakimi has been charged with rape after a 23 year old lady accused the defender lately.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi has been charged with rape, the prosecutor’s department of Nanterre told reporters on Friday.

A preliminary investigation was opened against the defender last week after a 23-year-old woman went to the police accusing him of rape.

The woman who accused Hakimi didn’t press charges, but her testimony needed to be investigated.

The prosecution office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said the 24-year old was questioned on Thursday by investigators probing rape allegations. He was then indicted by an investigating judge and placed under judicial supervision.

Under French law, that means there is reason to suspect a crime has been committed but it allows magistrates more time to investigate before deciding whether to send the case to trial.

The Morocco international has been placed under police monitoring and was banned from contact with the alleged victim, the prosecution office said. The player is allowed to leave French territory, prosecutors added.

Neither Hakimi nor PSG have made public statements regarding the investigation, but sources has stated that the allegations were denied by the defender.

Hakimi’s lawyer, Fanny Colin, later released a statement that read: “According to the elements currently at the disposal of the police that M. Hakimi, in this case, is the victim of an attempt of racketeering.”

According to his lawyer, the alleged victim “refused to press charges, refused to submit herself to any medical or psychological exams and refused to confront in person Achraf Hakimi when the accusations only rely on her words.”

“Achraf Hakimi strongly denied the accusations against him during his police interview,” Colin added. “Being charged gives M. Hakimi the possibility to defend himself with a lot of rights, especially to have access to the case file.”

The 24 year-old joined PSG in 2021 and helped the club win the league title last season. He also played a key role in guiding Morocco to the semifinals at this year’s World Cup.


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