An ex-Man City player faces up to 5 years in prison after ‘attacking ex on holiday’, according to reports coming out this week.
32 year old Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been ordered to appear before a Munich court on the 10th of December 2020, charged with wilful bodily harm against his ex-partner named Sherin Senler.
Ms Senler, his is the mother to the couple’s nine-year-old twin daughters, was allegedly attacked while the couple were on holiday.
Boateng, a German World Cup winner, spent the 2010-11 season at the Etihad Stadium following a £10.4 million move from Hamburg.
During the week prior to the start of the 2010–11 Premier League season, he suffered an injury setback on international duty with Germany during a friendly against Denmark. He tore a tendon in his left knee, which was then aggravated on the plane home after a collision with a drinks trolley.
He made his debut for Manchester City with a substitute appearance during a 1–0 win against Chelsea on the 25th of September 2010. Then followed a first competitive start in a 1–1 Europa League draw with Juventus, playing at right-back. In his one season with City, Boateng made 24 appearances. He also won the 2010–11 FA Cup despite not being a member of the matchday squad for the final.
The ex-Man City player has since won the Champions League twice and the Bundesliga title eight times with Bayern Munich.
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The 32-year-old is said to have attacked Ms Senler, mum to the couple’s nine-year-old twin daughters, during a holiday.
Video evidence of the alleged attack is said to have been seen by legal authorities.
A court spokesman told German media a complaint was first made against the centre back in February 2019.
However the case has been delayed in coming to trial by the coronavirus pandemic.
Boateng reportedly told local media in 2019 that it was a private matter based around unproven allegations by third parties.
Some reports state he could spend five years in prison for the attack, whilst German sources suggest he may escape a prison term once the case comes to court and would instead be expected to pay a substantial fine.
In September last year, the ex-Man City player denied attacking his ex-girlfriend.
His representatives released a statement at the time saying: “It is a private matter, which is basically based on unproven accusations of a third party”, SZ reported.
Boateng’s contract with Bayern is due to expire next summer, but he’s confident of a new deal to stay with the club.
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Always keep your phone nearby.
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