Swimming champion Yannick Agnel in custody for rape of a minor

The double gold medalist of the London Games in 2012 Yannick Agnel was arrested this Thursday, December 9 around 12:15 p.m. at his Parisian home, and placed in police custody as part of an investigation for “Rape and sexual assault on a minor of 15 years”, we learned from the Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin) prosecutor’s office.

The 29-year-old former athlete was “Arrested at the end of the morning in Paris and placed in police custody in Mulhouse” on rogatory commission, told AFP the city’s public prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot, confirming information from CNews.

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The prosecutor clarified that the facts dated back to “About 2016”. At that time, Yannick Agnel was licensed at Mulhouse Olympic Swimming.

A complaint filed this summer

“Le Parisien” reports that investigators from the DTPJ (Territorial Directorate of the Judicial Police) of Mulhouse arrested the swimming champion following a complaint filed this summer, according to a daily judicial source. The alleged victim was then 15 years old.

Yannick Agnel took a license from Mulhouse Olympic Swimming in September 2014, a club he then left in the summer of 2016 after the Olympic Games in Rio.

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Double Olympic champion in London in 2012 in the 200m freestyle and the 4x100m relay, the swimmer was also world champion in these two disciplines in 2013.

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Since his retirement from sports in 2016, he has converted to e-sport and regularly intervenes in various media. He was notably a consultant for France Télévisions during the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

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