Brazil­ian Pan Am ath­lete ac­cused of sex­ual as­sault

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — A Brazil­ian wa­ter polo player who com­peted in the Pan Am Games is wanted in an al­leged sex as­sault in Toronto, but po­lice say they be­lieve he has left the coun­try. Po­lice say Thye Bez­erra and a friend were vis­it­ing a Toronto woman in her home on July 16. They al­lege Bez­erra sex­u­ally as­saulted the woman af­ter she went to bed. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say they are seek­ing a Canada-wide war­rant for his ar­rest, and note he could be ar­rested in another coun­try that has a treaty with Canada. Brazil does not have such a treaty. The Brazil­ian men’s wa­ter polo team won sil­ver at the Pan Am Games on July 15. Po­lice say they iden­ti­fied the sus­pect af­ter the team had left Toronto.

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