Guilty! .. Robinho facing 9 years for rape
Robinhio, the former AC Milan and Manchester City striker, has been found guilty of rape in a Milan nightclub in 2013 and given a nine-year sentence.
The 33-year-old Brazilian attacker was playing for Milan at the time of the incident, which took place on January 22, 2013.
The Tribunal in Milan yesterday ruled, finding Robinho and five other men guilty of the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman.
Although this is a guilty verdict and a nine-year prison sentence awarded, the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal.
Because of that, the verdict is effectively put on hold until the appeals process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until that point.
Robinho is currently in Brazil where he plays for top-flight club Atletico Mineiro.