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Two Olympic boxers arrested for sexual assault in Rio

Jonas Junius has become the second Olympic boxer within the last week to be arrested in Rio on sexual assault allegations.

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For the second time in the last week an Olympic boxer has been arrested for sexual assault. Jonas Junius, 22, is a light welterweight for Namibia and served as their flag bearer during the opening ceremonies. He's been arrested by Brazilian police for allegedly attempting to force himself on a maid in Olympic Village in Rio De Janeiro. Specifically, reports state that Junius grabbed the maid and tried to kiss her while also offering her money to sleep with him. The maid subsequently reported the incident to local police.

Junius is a 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist and thought to be Namibia's best hope for an Olympic medal. He was scheduled to make his debut this Friday but could well be expelled from competition and kept in custody for 15 days while police investigate the incident.

This news comes just days after another Olympic boxer, Hassan Saada of Morocco, was arrested last Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two waitresses who were employed at the Olympic Village at Barra da Tijuca, as reported by RingTV. Reports in this incident indicate that Saada shoved one waitress against a wall and tried to kiss her while a second waitress has accused him of fondling her breasts while propositioning her for sex. After his arrest Saada was ordered to be kept in custody for 15 days while an investigation continues and has been removed from the Olympic games.

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