A young forward player on Chelsea’s books is wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Canada, along with his Brazilian team mate.
Lucas Piazon, currently on loan at Reading, and his Brazilian team mate Andrey de Silva Vetura, have had an arrest warrant issued in their names over an incident that is believed to have taken place during the Pan-Am games in July.
The claimant is a 21 year old woman who the pair met in a nightclub in Toronto on the 25th of July this year. Police said that the two Brazilian players met the victim and a friend before accompanying them back to a residence. A spokesman said, “It is alleged that…they socialised with the victim and accompanied the two women to a Toronto residence. The victim, once she arrived at home, went to sleep. They entered her bedroom and sexually assaulted her. She awoke and both of them left the residence”.
Mr Ventura is the goalkeeper for the Brazilian Serie B team Botafogo. The alleged assault happened on the day that the pair played in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Panama, with Piazon scoring a goal and Brazil winning a bronze medal in the competition. So far this season he has scored two goals in eight games for Reading in the Championship.
Both Chelsea and Reading have confirmed that they are aware of reports regarding the alleged assault, though they have both declined to comment on the matter any further.