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Indictment for rape rocked Swiss Tennis

At 9. December must answer Stefan Schmid* in front of the court in Sierre, VS. In the area of allegations of rape, any sexual assault or desecration are. This is evident from the indictment of the Valais public Prosecutor's office. The Accused denies the allegations. The presumption of innocence applies.

According to the indictment, the alleged Assault occurred in October 2014, on the sidelines of a Tennis conference. Schmid and the applicant, we, you, Sandra Müller, the call already knew each other. After the occasion, the two went with other participants to eat together, then in a Bar. Both consumed alcohol: wine, beer, Shots. You were drunk at the end. In the indictment, is described, as Stefan Schmid fell from a stool. Sandra Müller I want him to catch, both fell to the ground.

"That was not gentleman-like,"

The Accused could recall according to the indictment, from a certain point of time in the Bar, nothing more. Initially, this was also the alleged victim. Early in the Morning, she had not come according to her, in a room she knew. It is a hotel room. Schmid had also slept there, but in a different bed.

Later, the two exchanged via SMS. Schmid wrote according to the indictment, among other things: "Sorry for today night!!!" And then: "That was not good and not at all gentleman-like!" Answer Sandra Müller: "Dont worry".

At noon, more news followed. Sandra Müller: "a little strange last night. The whole body bruises. You sleep?" Stefan Schmid: "Sorry...I don't know much. Very strange. To sleep now would be nice but!!! But as the said gentleman-like at all was not. Sorry."

Sandra Müller photographed in a hotel room blue stains and marks on knees, shoulders and in the chest area. Later, they handed over the footage to the police.

Only two days after that night, she had come gradually back up images. She remembered how he'd taken advantage of her. Your descriptions are very vivid and will not run at this point. It eventually led to an accusation of rape, the court must now assess.

the defendant hopes to conclude

Pierre Damien Eggly, lawyer Stefan Schmid, contrary to the representation of the Valais public Prosecutor speaks vehemently: "We deny the allegations of the integral. My client is happy that it comes down to a negotiation. Because a the end of the process is in sight."

The criminal authorities is based, among other things, on a doctor's report. He lists the injuries on the body of Sandra Müller: swelling, hematomas on various parts of the body and superficial scratches. A pathologist has ruled out, according to the indictment, that these have arisen through the fall from the stool. It is also unlikely that you've injured yourself.

specialists have found no DNA of Stefan Schmid in the intimate area of the plaintiff. They found but according to the indictment, seminal fluid on their underpants. These coincided to a large extent with the DNA profile of Stefan Schmid.

The Prosecutor's office has charges of rape, open, but, depending on the course of the process even the accusation of sexual assault or desecration.

The defendant coach had informed Swiss Tennis about the allegations, it is said, in the case of Swiss Tennis on request. "We have everything with the lawyers, played out," says President René Stammbach. "In our view, the presumption of innocence applies. I do not want to Express myself to an ongoing process."

The Association of the Accused to cooperate stresses, however, fully with the authorities to clarify the Situation. "Swiss Tennis adhered to and fully supports the ethics Charter of the Swiss Olympic. As to other issues, we raise the awareness of our employees as well as our Junior."

*the Name has been changed

staff: Adrian Ruch, Thomas Knellwolf

Created: 21.11.2019, 20:02 PM

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