Almeria, Spain, May 4 (EFE).- Celta Vigo’s Spanish striker Santi Mina on Wednesday was sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse.
The Almeria court acquitted Mina of sexual aggression, but imposed a restraining order and ordered the Celta Vigo striker to pay 50,000 euros to the victim in compensation.
The club has “provisionally” suspended the striker, who is appealing the ruling, and has opened an internal disciplinary inquiry to “clarify his work responsibilities in view of the decision”.
The court cleared his friend, professional footballer David Goldar, from any criminal responsibility.
Goldar had been accused of being an accomplice.
The events, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, occurred in the early hours of June 18, 2017, when Santi Mina sexually abused the woman in a van parked outside a nightclub in Mojacar, southeast Spain, after she had had sexual relations with Goldar.
Mina was playing for fellow LaLiga side Valencia at the time of the crime. EFE