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Two Olympians Arrested for Sexual Assault on Brazilian Women

It looks like even more problems are hitting the Rio Olympic Games. This time, it’s sexual assault charges. 

Two Olympic boxers, Moroccan Hassan Saada and Namibian Jonas Junius, were arrested on the charges of assaults on female employees in the Olympic Village, said Brazilian Police in a statement. Saada attempted rape on two maids, while Junius grabbed and kissed a housekeeper while she was cleaning his room.

Saada was officially disqualified from competition on Wednesday, the Morocco World News reports. Junius has been detained and is currently being held Bangu penitentiary complex west of the city.

“He has been detained by the local police under the charge of sexual assault,” Mario Andrada, a spokesperson for the Local Organizing committee, said. “Brazilian law needs to be respected.”

Oh, and get this: Jonas Junius was the Namibian flagbearer during the opening ceremony, representing his country in the most public way possible. This is so unacceptable.

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