Former Manchester City forward Robinho reportedly sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexual assault 4 years ago

Former Manchester City forward Robinho reportedly sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexual assault

Former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault.

The Brazilian has been found guilty of a 2013 gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub, according to Sky Italia.

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Robinho was playing for AC Milan at the time of the incident, which involved five other men who were also found guilty on Thursday afternoon by a tribunal in Milan.

A report in Football Italia highlights the fact that the 33-year-old, who is currently at Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, will be given the opportunity to avail of "several levels of appeal" in the Italian justice system before the sentence is enforced.