Brazil Football Chief Removed over Allegation of Sexual Assault
President of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) Rogerio Caboclo has been temporarily removed from his position, following allegations of sexual assault against him.
Caboclo was late Sunday initially suspended for 30 days by a decision of the CBF ethics commission, after an employee of the confederation accused him of sexual and moral assault, all of which Caboclo denied.
CBF said in a statement on Sunday that “The CBF has received on Sunday afternoon the decision of the Brazilian football ethics commission temporarily suspending (for the initial period of 30 days) president Rogerio Caboclo from performing his functions.”
Caboclo, 48, was denounced Friday to the ethics committee by a CBF employee whose identity was not disclosed, who accused him of several episodes of sexual and moral harassment over the past few years, according to Globo Esporte. The president defends his innocence.
He will step down a week before the start of the Copa America and be replaced by Vice President Antonio Carlos Nunes from Lima, the KBF said.
Antonio Carlos Nunes is an automatic replacement as president, in compliance with the federation’s constitution, which states the oldest vice president takes the position.
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