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Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

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Published on July 30, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Brazilian police recommend no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel.

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Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

SHOWS: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (JULY 30, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN POLICE COMMISSIONER, JULIANA LOPES BUSSACOS, SAYING: "Over the course of the investigation - I finished the investigation yesterday - I concluded not to indict the suspect for lack of sufficient elements to do so." 2.

BRAZILIAN POLICE COMMISSIONER, JULIANA LOPES BUSSACOS, DURING NEWS CONFERENCE 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN POLICE COMMISSIONER, JULIANA LOPES BUSSACOS, SAYING: "I did not issue an indictment because I found there is not sufficient elements (evidence), but I also stress, the fact there is no indictment does not prevent the prosecution from continuing.

That depends on the head of prosecutions which is the Public Ministry." SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 13, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4.

BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR, NEYMAR, ARRIVING TO CIVIL POLICE DEPARTMENT ON CRUTCHES 5.

LOGO FOR SAO PAULO CIVIL POLICE ON SIDE OF POLICE BUILDING 6.

EXTERIOR OF POLICE STATION 7.

NEYMAR LEAVING POLICE STATION AT NIGHT 8.

NEYMAR WALKING PAST MEDIA GATHERED STORY: Brazilian police said on Tuesday (July 30) they had recommended no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel there.

Neymar had denied the accusations and released private chats and lurid photos they had exchanged.

That led to a separate police inquiry into whether he had committed a crime by posting intimate pictures online.

Sponsor Nike had to said it was concerned about the accusations and Mastercard called off an advertising campaign featuring the soccer player.

Brazil prosecutors now have 15 days to decide whether they will follow the police recommendations or file rape charges anyway, although they usually defer to police guidance.

An injury in the Copa America last month led Neymar to sit out the tournament, which Brazil won, and to miss pre-season training with his club Paris St Germain.

Neymar stoked speculation of a return to Spain's Barcelona this month after sharing a video of himself on social media wearing a shirt from his former club.

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