Ghanaian midfielder to be prosecuted for rape in Sweden

Kingsley Sarfo
Kingsley Sarfo

Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has been charged with two counts of statutory rape of a minor.

Prosecutor Rikard Darell announced in the Swedish city of Malmo that there is enough reason to charge the player who has been in custody since February.

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"Now the investigation is complete and I think I have sufficient reason for prosecution," Darell told local media.

The 23-year-old is accused of two counts of rape of a child under 15 in September 2016 and June last year.

Sarfo, who plays for Swedish champions Malmo, reportedly admitted to having sex with the minor but denies committing a crime as he thought she was older.

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"The evidence consists largely of contacts between suspect and plaintiff on social media. In addition, a series of interrogations, including witnesses, has been carried out, said Darell.

The player is currently suspended by his club and receives no salary.


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