Lucas Piazon and a fellow Brazil player is wanted by the police in Canada for sexually assaulting a woman
Chelsea player Lucas Piazon has been declared wanted by the police in Canada for sexual assault.
The 21-year-old who is on-loan at Reading and his Brazilian teammate Andrey Da Silva Ventura have been accused of forcing a 21-year-old woman to ‘unwanted sexual contact’ in Toronto.
It is alleged that Piazon and his friend Ventura, met the girl and her friend at a nightclub in Toronto on Saturday, July 25 and followed her home.
It was at the home of the 21-year-old woman that the players allegedly assaulted the woman when she was sleeping.
The Brazilian players were in Canada in July with their Brazilian teammates to play at the Pan Am games.
“The two men accompanied the women to one woman’s residence. Once inside the residence, the two men sexually assaulted one of the women,” the Toronto Police said in a statement on Thursday, October 29.
“The two men have now been identified, and arrest warrants have been issued for Lucas Domingues Piazon, 21, and Andrey Da Silva Ventura, 22. They are both wanted for sexual assault.”
Sexual assault is defined as any form of unwanted sexual contact, which includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.
The police have issued a nation-wide arrest for the two players but Chelsea have refused to comment on the issue.
Chelsea signed Piazon in 2011 from Sao Paulo for an initial fee of £5million.
He has made one league appearance for the Blues in their 8-0 win over Aston Villa in 2012.
He has gone on loan at Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem and Frankfurt and is currently at English Championship side Reading where he has scored two goals in seven appearances this season.