The Athletic: Premier League personality accused of raping

A new scandal is engulfing the Premier League. On top of the rape allegations against Benjamin Mendy (which were dropped), the rape and assault charges against Mason Greenwood (which were dropped) and the arrest of an Everton player for alleged sexual offences against minors (the charges were dropped), there is now another case of sexual misconduct involving a Premier League star.

The Athletic’ has exclusively revealed that “a leading Premier League figure has been accused of raping two teenage girls”. The name of the alleged attacker, however, has not been made public.

The suspect, according to ‘The Athletic’, has recently been questioned by the police on a rape charge. However, this individual was already being investigated for having abused another 15-year-old girl…. back in the 1990s.

This second victim claims she was raped at the home of the person under investigation… but did not report it until 2021.

Her case was immediately transferred to the police task-force that investigates sexual offences committed against children under the age of 16.

However, the police decided to close the case.

English Law states that if the offence occurred between 1956 and 2004, a complaint should have been made within one year. A period of time that was not complied with in this case.

“If new lines of inquiry were to emerge, the investigation could be reviewed,” read a police statement.

The suspect, on the other hand, went to testify on 12 June on the first complaint. He was then released. The age of the woman at the time of the alleged crime has not yet been revealed.

The Athletic does know the identity of the accused, but cannot make it public, and says that he is still working in football and that no action has been taken against him.

The Football Association has already commented on the potential suspension of the accused: “We have robust safeguards in place. We investigate and assess all allegations about individuals who may pose a risk of harm to children and adults in football and, where appropriate, we can impose safeguarding measures.”

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