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Moroccan Boxer Out of Olympics After Sex Assault Allegations

With Saada out, Turkey's Mehmet Nadir Una was declared a walkover winner and advanced to the round of 16

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    Boxer Saada Hassan of Morocco who is competing in the 81 kg category poses after a training session at the Riocentro complex in Rio de Janeiro prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 1, 2016.

    Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada is officially out of the Olympics.

    Saada was arrested Friday on allegations he sexually assaulted two Brazilian housekeepers in the Olympic Village on Wednesday.

    According to Brazilian police, Saada called the victims to his room at the accommodation center built for the Olympic games as if to ask a question, Brazil's OGlobo reported. When they responded to his quarters, the boxer attack them, grabbing the thighs of one of the waitresses and the breasts of the other, police said. Two other athletes were reportedly in the room, but did not participate in the alleged attack. The two victims were able to break free and escape. 

    Under Brazilian law, suspects can be held for a long period of time while a case is examined.

    He was due to compete Saturday. But with Saada out, Turkey's Mehmet Nadir Una was declared a walkover winner and advanced to the round of 16 in the light heavyweight division. He was not predicted to be a medal contender.