Junius Jonas arrested in Rio

08 Aug 2016 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - Namibia's flag bearer at the 2016 Olympic Games, Junius Jonas, has been arrested for sexual harassment at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
International media reported that the boxer is now in police custody, pending an investigation.
Details about the incident are sketchy at this stage.
Jonas is the second Olympic boxer to be jailed for alleged rape or attempted rape of a housekeeper in the athletes village. Last week, Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada was arrested for an alleged sexual assault against two housekeepers in the Olympic Village.
Namibian Chef de Mission Jesse Schickerling confirmed Jonas’s arrest to a Namibian journalist covering the event in Rio. He said they are busy engaging their lawyers and the International Olympic Committee to find a solution.
Jonas was scheduled to fight on Thursday in the men’s light welterweight category.
(NAMPA)
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