Two other boys are detained, a minor is being investigated on the loose. The violence allegedly took place in late May during a party
Siena – Three boys in custody, one under investigation on the loose for an alleged case of rape in Siena. Among those arrested there is also Manolo Portanova, 21 years old, Genoa midfielder since last January after years in the Juventus youth team.
Portanova was arrested while he was on vacation in Messina and is expected in Siena for interrogation, which will most likely take place on Monday. The complaint came from a 21-year-old, the rape would have taken place on May 30th during a night party at the girl’s house: Portanova had been in Siena for a few days on vacation, after the conclusion of the championship and the free all given by Genoa at the end of the season. In the days following the party, he was then called up by the Under 20 national team in Coverciano for a couple of friendlies.
The first interrogations took place yesterday at the Palace of Justice in the Tuscan city. And soon there will be unrepeatable checks on the mobile phones of the four suspects of the alleged group sexual violence reported in Siena. The technical examinations will also cover the young woman’s telephone and will be carried out in the probative incident next Wednesday 16 June in court in the presence of the lawyers, the judge and consultants to ascertain the presence or absence of some videos and photos relating to the disputed facts.
“Let’s see if there are and then we will evaluate the rest also because there were so many other people in the house,” said Duccio Panti, lawyer of one of the suspects reached by the precautionary measure.
Investigations would also be concentrating on the other partygoers which was held in a private house in the center of Siena on the night between 30 and 31 May and during which the violence allegedly took place. Some participants have already been heard by the mobile team and others will be in the next few hours as people informed of the facts.
During yesterday’s interrogation, one of the two admitted sexual intercourse with the girl but called him “consenting”, the other made use of the right not to answer. Attorney Panti added: “There are many things that do not match the story reported by the girl. Let’s see the videos and then we’ll evaluate the rest. There are still many people to hear: in the house there were many and many still have not been heard ».
The lawyers of the two suspects presented themselves before the investigating judge asked the judge to revoke the precautionary measure of house arrest. The prosecutor Nicola Marini opposed. The third guarantee questioning will be held on Monday for the other involved, Manolo Portanova
The same player was stopped while he was in Messina: according to what is learned, between three of the four investigated there would be family ties of varying degrees.
Portanova arrived at Genoa last January, as part of the Rovella negotiation. His father, Daniele, was captain of the rossoblù team. The Portanova family has lived for some time in Siena, the city where dad Daniele played, as a Robur defender, for many years.