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Boateng convicted of assault

An ex-girlfriend of Jérôme Boateng accuses the former national soccer player of having beaten, bitten and boxed her while on vacation in the Caribbean. He denies that. Now the court has ruled.

[Munich -] Former national soccer player Jérôme Boateng has been convicted of willful bodily harm to his former partner.

The Munich District Court imposed a fine on Thursday of 60 daily rates of 30,000 euros each, i.e. 1.8 million euros. It is the highest possible daily rate.

The public prosecutor had demanded a suspended sentence of one and a half years – and a monetary requirement of 1.5 million euros. She accuses him of attacking his ex-girlfriend in July 2018 while on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. According to the indictment, he beat her, punched her, bit her in the head, threw her on the floor and insulted her violently. The allegations are of insult and assault.

In its judgment, however, the court only assumed “a punch” in the face. Boateng has denied the allegations, insisting that he never hit his ex-girlfriend. His defense attorney requested acquittal.

Public prosecutor Stefanie Eckert described the woman as a “victim of domestic violence”. However, not only she became a victim, but also Boateng – “victim of their mutual toxic relationship”.

Outwardly, Boateng took the decision calmly. The verdict is not yet legally binding. [dpa]

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