The Spanish prosecutor's office on Friday called for the indictment for sexual assault of the suspended Spanish football boss Luis Rubiales, accused of having kissed the Spanish player Jennifer Hermoso by surprise after the coronation of the Women's Roja at the World Cup. “The prosecutor requests that Luis Rubiales be interviewed as the accused and Jenni Hermoso as the victim,” the prosecution said in a press release.
A judge from the Madrid National Court, competent when the facts take place abroad, will now be responsible for admitting the prosecution's request or dismissing it. If he admits it, he will entrust the investigation to an investigating judge.
Since a recent reform of the Spanish Penal Code, a non-consensual kiss can be considered as sexual assault, a criminal category grouping together any type of sexual violence. Luis Rubiales' forced kiss threw Spanish football into chaos and eclipsed La Roja's women's world title on August 20 against England in Sydney.
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