The Australian Police showed their interest in collaborating in the investigation into the kiss on the mouth that the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales gave to the player Jenni Hermoso at the Women’s Football World Cup awards ceremony in Australia and New Zealand 2023.
The authorities of the state of New South Wales reported in a statement sent to EFE that so far they have not been asked to investigate the incident that occurred on August 20 in Sydney, but that “if the request to collaborate is received” “they will contact the international authorities and provide assistance when necessary”.
Rubiales, who resigned from his position on Sunday, He was sued on September 8 by the Spanish Prosecutor’s Office before the National Court for the alleged non-consensual kiss on the mouth and this Monday the Court accepted the complaint with which the manager will be investigated, who would be facing charges of sexual assault and coercion due to the pressure that Hermoso suffered to justify the non-consensual kiss.
Hermoso denounced last week that the kiss was not consensual and that Both she and her circle suffered pressure from Rubiales to publicly approve the gesture of the former president of the RFEF.
According to EFE, the Prosecutor’s Office could request the National Court in the next few hours to consult the Australian authorities. If non-consensual kissing constitutes a crime in the oceanic country.
New South Wales legislation, according to the Spanish news agency, considers a kiss without consent as an “indecent assault”, a crime punishable by a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Although anyone can report an alleged crime to the New South Wales authorities, the alleged victim (Hermoso) He will have to offer formal testimony if an investigation is opened on Australian soil.
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