A Moroccan boxer has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape two chambermaids in the Olympics Village in Brazil.
Hassan Saada was detained by police this morning over claims he attempted to sexually assault the two women in the athletes’ accommodation at Barra de Tijuca.
The 22-year-old athlete will miss out of competing in the games following allegations that he sexually assaulting two Brazilian domestic maids at the Olympic Village.
Saada, a light heavyweight boxer, was taken to a police station close the Olympic Stadium where he was stripped of his Olympic competitor status.
Detective Caroline Solomon of Recreio Police confirmed the athlete has been stripped of his credentials.
Solomon said officers are doing forensic examinations and other athletes will be questioned as part of their investigations.
According to Solomon, the boxer, who is married, was sharing the room with other athletes.
Both women were ‘frightened and angry’ Solomon said.
She said the penalty, if convicted, is between six and 10 years.
He will be transferred later today to a remand prison in the Polinter district of Rio de Janeiro where he will formally questioned about the allegations.
Investigating judge Larissa Nunes Saly has ruled the athlete will be held in custody for 15 days while police investigate the allegations against him.
According to Rio Police Saada is accused of attacking the two maids on Tuesday morning.
Police say he invited one of the women to pose for a selfie with him and he asked her if she had a profile on social media.
Then he pushed the woman up against the wall and tried to kiss her, it is claimed.
He is also accused of sexually assaulting the second woman by groping her breasts and made sexually-graphic gestures towards the maid and offered her money to perform a sex act upon him.