Dani Alves has been sent to prison without any option of bail

Dani Alves Jailed For Sexual Assault

The vans of the Mossos d’Esquadra arrive at the City of Justice to take Dani Alves to prison

The judge has decreed provisional detention without bail for the alleged rape of a 23-year-old girl on 12/30 at the Sutton nightclub

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves has been detained by police in Barcelona in relation to an investigation for an alleged sexual assault, a spokesperson for Catalan’s regional police told CNN on Friday.

According to the police spokesperson, Alves was at a police station in Barcelona on Friday morning, which he later left as a “detainee.”

Alves, one of the most decorated football players of his generation, was driven in a police car from the station to a court in Barcelona’s “City of Justice,” where he will appear in front of a judge later on Friday, the spokesperson said.

Earlier this month, a spokesman told Reuters that Alves “vehemently denies” all of the allegations. 

The Catalonia Higher Court of Justice confirmed on January 10 that Alves is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place at a Barcelona night club last month.