Celta Vigo legend to face trial for on-field sexual abuse allegations later this year

Introduction to the article:
The article discusses the trial of former Celta Vigo player Hugo Mallo, who is facing accusations of sexual assault during an incident in 2019. The trial is set to take place later this year, and Mallo is accused of assaulting a woman who was portraying Espanyol’s parakeet mascot.

The trial proceedings

The Criminal Court number 19 of Barcelona will host the trial proceedings, with the start date set for the 11th of July. The matter has been under investigation for months, and it relates to an incident that took place moments before the start of Celta’s match against Espanyol on the 24th of April 2019.

The accusations against Mallo

Mallo is accused of sexually assaulting the woman who was portraying Espanyol’s parakeet mascot during that match. The complaint filed by the alleged victim describes the incident in which Mallo allegedly touched her breasts while she was in costume.

Legal implications

Both the Prosecutor’s Office and the alleged victim’s lawyer are requesting a 24-month prison sentence for Mallo. If found guilty, Mallo could face imprisonment for the assault allegations.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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