Moroccan Olympic boxer being investigated over alleged sexual assaults

Brazilian police have detained a Moroccan Olympic boxer on allegations he sexually assaulted two Brazilian women.

Police arrested Hassan Saada on Friday for alleged assaults on two waitresses in the Olympic Village. The alleged attacks happened on Wednesday. No other details were given.

Saada will be kept in custody for 15 days while police conduct a rape investigation. Under Brazilian law, suspects can be held for a long period while a case is examined.

A light-heavyweight, Saada was set to fight Mehmet Nadir of Turkey in the preliminary rounds on Saturday. He was not predicted to be a medal contender.

There was no immediate comment from Moroccan Olympic officials.