A FOOTBALLER has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a schoolgirl in a nightclub.
Boris Klaiman, the Volos goalkeeper and a former Israel international, has denied the charges laid against him, which involved a 17-year-old girl at a bar in Athens, Greece.
According to Greek publication Proto Thema, Klaiman was arrested yesterday morning following claims of possessing narcotics and rape.
It was reported the incident involved an underage girl who was visiting Athenson a school trip.
Cops subsequently arrested the 32-year-old at a bar in Kolonaki at about 2am.
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According to the 17-year-old’s testimony that was provided to police and reported in local media, the incident happened after 1am.
The girl claimed she was approached by Klaiman at the VIP section of a bar on Skoufa Street.
It was alleged the man then touched her bottom over her skirt, which she fended off and walked away.
She later returned to the area to find her friends, where she was approached again by Klaiman.
The girl claimed she told the footballer of her age, which caused a commotion and then he subsequently allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The girl later made a statement with local police and identified Klaiman as the alleged offender, and charges were subsequently laid.
Evidence was submitted by the girl, which is currently under forensic examination.
Klaiman has denied the charges and remains in custody.
The goalkeeper signed a two-year contract to play with the Greek Super League team, Volos FC, in August 2020.
He previously played for clubs in Israel, as well as for the Israeli national team.
Volos FC have subsequently dropped Klaiman while the investigation is pending.
In a statement released by the club, a spokesman said: “By decision of the president of PAE Volos, Achilleas Beos – Boris Kleiman and Rodrigo Escoval have been left out of the team and the process to terminate their contracts has begun.
“Their managers have already been informed.”