Atakan Karazor, a player for Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga, has been arrested in Ibiza for his alleged involvement in the rape of an 18-year-old Spanish woman during her summer vacation. The midfielder has denied any accusation, but remains in police custody.
The violation would have occurred at dawn last Wednesday in a house in the city of Sant Josep on this Balearic island, as reported by the Civil Guard. The Spanish police did not identify those arrested, but did report that they were two 25-year-old men of German nationality.
Later, Stuttgart issued a statement confirming that one of its footballers, Atakan Karazor, had been arrested in Ibiza during his vacation, but without referring to the reasons for his arrest. "Midfielder Atakan Karazor has been arrested while on holiday in Ibiza. He denies any wrongdoing. The club is in constant contact with his lawyers and since this is an open process we ask them to understand that we cannot comment further at the moment. ", they explain in a statement released on social networks.
According to El Periódico de Ibiza y Formentera, the judge ordered the two young men to be imprisoned without bail on Friday. This medium collects the story of the 18-year-old woman who affirms that she was forced to have sexual relations in the villa where the two Germans were staying. The victim was treated at the Can Misses hospital.
Atakan Karazor, 25, has been playing for Stuttgart since 2019. In this last season he has played 24 games for the Bundesliga team, 23 starts. Just three weeks ago he had extended his contract with the club until 2026.
They are not the only accusations of rape that dot professional soccer players and that have made the news in recent weeks. Last month, a Spanish court sentenced Galician soccer player Santi Mina to four years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a woman. In addition, this week it was known that Cristiano Ronaldo had emerged unscathed from the rape lawsuit filed by Kathryn Mayorga, who reported having been attacked by the Portuguese in 2009.