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Man City's Robinho cleared of any sexual allegations

Robinho has been cleared of any wrongdoing after being charged with serious sex allegations.

The Brazilian supremo was arrested in January after allegedly being involved in a sexual misdemeanour and at the time he vehemently stressed his innocence.

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided to drop the case after interviews were held.

"Following a report of a serious sexual assault that occurred at a nightclub in Leeds on January 14, 2009, the matter was investigated and the man was arrested and released on police bail," said a West Yorkshire Police spokesperson.

"A file was submitted to the CPS, who decided that no further action should be taken."

Robinho's advisor, Chris Nathaniel, added: "I am pleased to announce that Robson de Souza has been cleared of all allegations of rape.

"He has maintained his innocence throughout the police interview process and I am delighted that all charges have been dropped.

"Robinho is a hard-working family man, who is extremely passionate about football. He now wishes to focus his attention on Manchester City to help create a successful end to the season.

"Robinho will be making an official statement at a later date. In the meantime, he wants to pass on his sincere thanks to all his family, friends, fans and Manchester City colleagues who have supported him through this terrible ordeal."

Andrew Slevison
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