paris saint germain Defender Achraf Hakimi has been indicted on rape charges after French officials opened an investigation into the allegation just days earlier, according to multiple reports.
The 24-year-old footballer, who also plays for the Moroccan team, He was placed under judicial supervision on Friday after a 23-year-old woman appeared before police last week to accuse him of rape, ESPN reported, citing the prosecutor’s office in Nanterre.
Hakimi is also prohibited from having any contact with the alleged victim.
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French prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation into the allegation on Monday. According to the report, the victim did not press charges, but prosecutors proceeded with the investigation based on her testimony.
The Associated Press reported Friday that Hakimi was questioned by the prosecutor’s office on Thursday before being charged by a coroner.
The victim claimed that Hakimi raped her on Saturday at her home in a Paris suburb.
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Hakimi helped Morocco in its historic World Cup ran in December, advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time since the nation’s debut in 1970. This year’s tournament was also the first time they had reached the round of 16 since 1986.
After upsetting Portugal in the quarterfinals, Morocco became the first African country to reach the semifinal stage of the World Cup before ultimately being knocked out by France.
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Hakimi was honored at the FIFA Awards in Paris on Monday as part of the player-voted all-star men’s team and was greeted with brief, loud applause when he was introduced.
Associated Press contributed to this report.