Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Police malice? Charges dropped against Brazilian soccer star who was accused of sex assault at Toronto Pan Am Games

The charges against a high-profile Brazilian soccer player accused of sexual assault have been dropped, his lawyers announced Tuesday

In October, Lucas Piazon was charged with sexual assault by Toronto Police after allegedly attacking a sleeping woman only hours after winning the bronze medal for the Brazilian team.

“This unsupportable and irresponsible allegation by Toronto Police wrongly and unfairly tarnished Mr. Piazon’s unblemished reputation,” reads a release by lawyers Brian Greenspan and Robin McKechney.

The lawyers noted that the charges were thrown out after Crown prosecutors made a thorough examination of the evidence. “The Crown’s guidance had been sought — but clearly ignored — by the police prior to their October press conference,” they wrote.  (more...)

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