Celta Vigo forward Santi Mina has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse.
Santi Mina has been acquitted of sexual assault but found guilty of sexual abuse, according to Diario AS.
An order of restraining him has been issued and he must pay the victim €50,000 as compensation. It is necessary for Mina to maintain a distance of 500 meters from the victim for 12 years.
Santi Mina of Celta Vigo has appealed. As a result of Wednesday’s ruling, LaLiga club Celta announced they had “provisionally suspended” Mina from their first team while opening disciplinary proceedings against him.
The statement of Celta Vigo said: “As a result of the ruling of the Provincial Court of Almeria ruling issued today, RC Celta has decided to open a disciplinary file on the player Santiago Mina to elucidate his work responsibilities in view of this resolution. For this reason and as a precautionary measure, it has been decided to provisionally remove the player from first team training, without prejudice to his continuing to carry out the activities indicated by the club for this purpose.”
“RC Celta respects the player’s right to defence but is obliged to take measures against those events that notoriously undermine the image of the club and directly attack its values, once again showing its most absolute rejection of the offense defined in the judicial resolution.”