Olympics: Rio police arrest Namibian boxer for attempted sexual assault

Boxer Jonas Junius was the Olympic flagbearer for his country Namibia, leading his contingent during the opening ceremony at Rio de Janeiro. He has been arrested for attempted sexual assault.
Boxer Jonas Junius was the Olympic flagbearer for his country Namibia, leading his contingent during the opening ceremony at Rio de Janeiro. He has been arrested for attempted sexual assault.PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Brazilian police have arrested a 22-year-old Namibian boxer on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid at the Olympic Village, a police statement on Monday said.

Jonas Junius, who is competing in the light welter division, allegedly grabbed the maid and tried to kiss her. He is also suspected of offering the victim money to sleep with him.

The maid reported the incident to the police.

Last week another boxer, Morocco's Hassan Saada, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two room maids at the Olympic Village.