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Police officers stood outside a courtroom as detention hearings for six members of the national volleyball team of Cuba were held at the District Court of Pirkanmaa in Tampere on 5 July, 2016.
Police officers stood outside a courtroom as detention hearings for six members of the national volleyball team of Cuba were held at the District Court of Pirkanmaa in Tampere on 5 July, 2016.

A pre-trial investigation into a rape allegedly committed by six members of the national volleyball team of Cuba in Tampere on 2 July, 2016, has been wrapped up, reveals a spokesperson for the Inner Finland Police Department.

All of the six athletes remain in detention on suspicion of aggravated rape, the spokesperson says in a press release.

Finnish law enforcement officers initially arrested eight members of the volleyball team in connection with the rape, which is believed to have taken place at a downtown hotel, as the team were participating in a Volleyball World League event in Tampere. The other members of the national team have since left the country after the officers determined that they had no knowledge of the incident.

The case will be next presented to district prosecutor Leena Koivuniemi for consideration of charges, according to the press release.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Kalle Parkkinen – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi

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