French swimmer Yannick Agnel, who gained two gold medals on the 2012 Olympics, used to be positioned below investigation on Saturday on suspicion of “rape and sexual attack on a 15-year-old minor”, the Mulhouse prosecutor’s workplace instructed AFP.
The 29-year-old used to be additionally positioned below judicial supervision, stated town’s public prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot. Agnel have been arrested on Thursday in Paris and brought into police custody in Mulhouse in jap France.
The prosecutor stated a criticism have been filed for incidents “round 2016” together with the “rape and sexual attack on a 15-year-old minor”.
In step with French media, “the investigation would apply a criticism from a swimmer who skilled 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 skilled there for 2 years.
“A number of swimmers or former swimmers were interviewed in fresh weeks,” sports activities day by day L’Equipe reported.
MON, the place present French Minister of Sports activities Roxana Maracineanu, an Olympic backstroke silver medallist in 2000, as soon as skilled, is for its section being investigated for “tried fraud” for occasions courting again to 2016.
The membership has been in dispute with a number of swimmers, together with Agnel who went to court docket to gather 60,000 euros owed to him by way of the membership for the remaining yr of his contract, French tv reported.
Agnel got here to global prominence on the 2010 Ecu championships when he gained gold within the 400-metre freestyle surroundings 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 in addition to silver within the 4x200m freestyle.
He amassed gold in the similar two occasions within the 2013 global championships.
Agnel went to Rio in 2016 to protect his 200m freestyle identify however did not get in the course of the heats, saying his retirement from swimming quickly after.