French swimmer Yannick Agnel, who won two gold medals on the 2012 Olympics, became positioned below investigation on Saturday on suspicion of “rape and sexual assault on a 15-twelve months-outdated skool minor”, the Mulhouse prosecutor’s situation of work told AFP.
The 29-twelve months-outdated skool became also positioned below judicial supervision, acknowledged the city’s public prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot. Agnel had been arrested on Thursday in Paris and brought into police custody in Mulhouse in eastern France.
The prosecutor acknowledged a complaint had been filed for incidents “around 2016” along with the “rape and sexual assault on a 15-twelve months-outdated skool minor”.
In step with French media, “the investigation would apply a complaint from a swimmer who trained with Agnel in Mulhouse between 2014 and 2016.
Angel, on the time a reigning Olympic champion, joined the Mulhouse swimming membership (MON) in 2014 and trained there for 2 years.
“Several swimmers or frail swimmers were interviewed in latest weeks,” sports each day L’Equipe reported.
MON, the establish latest French Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu, an Olympic backstroke silver medallist in 2000, once trained, is for its part being investigated for “attempted fraud” for events relationship help to 2016.
The membership has been in dispute with a total lot of swimmers, along with Agnel who went to court docket to build up 60,000 euros owed to him by the membership for the last twelve months of his contract, French tv reported.
Agnel came to international prominence on the 2010 European championships when he won gold within the 400-metre freestyle atmosphere a brand new French and championships document.
Two years later he starred on the London Olympics when he took gold within the 200m freestyle and the 4x100m freestyle as successfully as silver within the 4x200m freestyle.
He still gold within the same two events within the 2013 world championships.
Agnel went to Rio in 2016 to protect his 200m freestyle title nevertheless did no longer get thru the heats, asserting his retirement from swimming soon after.