VIRAL: Dani Alves vows not to run away if granted bail amidst rape conviction appeal

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Dani Alves vows not to run away if granted bail amidst rape conviction appeal Dani Alves – Getty image

Dani Alves has vowed that he will not evade justice if granted bail while awaiting the outcome of his appeal against a rape conviction.

Recall the former and legend was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for rape.

He has since also paid €150k in damages to the victim and faces nine years of probation with a 12-year restraining order.

Despite his conviction, Alves is appealing the verdict, with the public prosecutor and victim seeking more harsh sentences, while his defense aims for exoneration.

Dani Alves vows not to run away if granted bail amidst rape conviction appealDani Alves vows not to run away if granted bail amidst rape conviction appealDani Alves – Getty image

During a recent hearing for bail, which was previously denied, Alves assured the judge, “I believe in justice, and I will not run away.”

He also cited his property in Barcelona as evidence of his intention to remain in the country, Italia reports.

Meanwhile, Alves spent 13 months in as a flight risk before his trial due to Brazil's lack of an extradition policy with .

However, with the appeal process potentially lasting longer, Alves faces a maximum of 27 months in before a final decision is reached.

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