BREAKING GIST: Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

The former Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan player Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of sexual assault.

The incident in question took place in a Milan nightclub in January 2013, when the 33-year-old, now of Brazilian Série A side Atlético Mineiro, took part in the sexual assault of a 22-year-old Albanian female together with five other people.

Although the former Brazilian international has been found guilty, the Italian justice system allows for several levels of appeal meaning the sentence will not be enforced until the appeals process is completed.

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