An Olympic boxer has been accused of sexually
assaulting a housekeeper, the second boxer to
face such charges at the Games.
Namibian Jonas Junius competes in the light-
middleweight division and was the flag bearer for
his country at the opening ceremony.
The 22-year-old was due to fight French boxer
Hassan Amzile on Thursday.
Namibia’s embassy and Olympic officials are yet to
His arrest comes just a few days after Moroccan
boxer Hassan Saada was arrested by Brazilian
on suspicion of raping two female workers at the
Under Brazilian law, suspects can be held for a
lengthy period while a case is investigated.
Saada was expected to remain in jail for 15 days
while police examined the women’s claims.