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    Neymar accuser to face trial for fraud in rape case

    Oct 1, 2019
    PHOTO: AP

    SAO PAULO — A Brazilian judge says the model who accused soccer superstar Neymar of rape will face trial on charges of fraud.

    Another judge dropped serious charges that followed a decision to reject her rape complaint for lack of evidence.

    Attorney Cosme Araujo said Sunday (Monday, Manila time) he will appeal the decision to charge Najila Trindade and her ex-husband with procedural fraud. The judge found evidence the model and ex-husband Estivens Alves tried to tamper with the investigation.

    Trinidade had accused Neymar of raping her at a Paris hotel in May.

    Neymar has always denied the accusation and said his relations with Trindade were consensual.

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    The Associated Press doesn't name alleged sexual assault victims unless they make their identities public, which the model did in interviews.

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