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Brazilian Police to Probe Neymar for Releasing Private Pictures of Rape Accuser


(Photo Credit: Reuters) Rio de Janeiro: Police in Rio de Janeiro plan to investigate Brazilian soccer star Neymar for publishing intimate images of a woman who accused him of rape, officials have said.In Brazil, it is a crime punishable by one to five years in prison to offer, share, sell, distribute or publish images and/or videos with sexual content without the consent of the victim.


The Cybercrimes Department said in a statement on Sunday that it would look into "the alleged posting of a video by Neymar" to his Instagram account in which he revealed to his nearly 120 million followers conversations with the woman, reports Efe news.


The woman filed a criminal complaint on May 31 at a Sao Paulo police station, alleging that the rape occurred in Paris last month.


The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, said in the complaint that she got in touch with Neymar via social media and they began to exchange messages.


"They began to talk and caress one another, however at a certain point, Neymar became aggressive and, through violence had sexual relations against the victim's will," the complaint published by UOL and GloboEsporte said.


The footballer's father, Neymar da Silva Santos, has claimed during a television program that his son was the victim of an extortion attempt by the woman making the allegations.






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