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Another Olympic Boxer is Accused of Sexually Assaulting Worker in Rio

Namibia's flag-bearer is accused of forcing himself on a housekeeper in the Olympic village.

Namibian light welterweight boxer Jonas Junius was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual assault of a woman working in the Olympic village in Rio. According to police, he "force[d] himself on a housekeeper."

JUST IN: Jonas Junius, Olympic boxer from Namibia, arrested for attempted sex assault of a housekeeper in Olympic Village, police say
— Gabriel Elizondo (@elizondogabriel) August 8, 2016

Junius is expected to be transferred to Rio's Bangu prison later today.
— Gabriel Elizondo (@elizondogabriel) August 8, 2016

Junius is now the second boxer to have been accused of sexual assault at these Olympics. Last Friday, Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted two maids in the Olympic Village. Saada is being held for 15 days pending the completion of an investigation into the claims, and has been disqualified from competing in Rio. Junius, who was Namibia's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony Friday night, was scheduled to fight on Thursday, against Hassan Amzile of France.