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Euro 2016: Man U’s De Gea risk being sent home over rape case

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been implicated in a Spanish rape case by a protected witness in a Spanish court case, along with his former Spain Under-21 teammate Iker Muniain.

The witness was reportedly giving evidence in the investigation against Ignacio Fernandez Allende (aka Torbe), jailed since last April on charges of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, sexual assault, child pornography, related to prostitution, extortion and money laundering. They’re calling it “The Torbe Case”. A protected witness testified that she was taken to a hotel where she was abused by 2 footballers.

The unnamed witness claims that she was taken to a hotel and assaulted by two footballers – Muniain and an unnamed player – after Torbe had forced her into the encounter against her will, while telling her that she would be well paid for her time.

It is claimed that United keeper De Gea was the person who called Torbe to arrange the meeting, with the woman reporting that they kept in touch afterwards in an effort to keep her quiet.  De Gea is also said to have tried to arrange another encounter with five United players, but there is no proof that this meeting ever took place.

Coming on the eve of the EURO 2016 opener, De Gea’s place in the Spain team is now threatened as he could not only be sent home from the competition, he could also face criminal charges if found culpable.

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