Atakan Karazor is arrested in Ibiza, the Bundesliga professional from VfB Stuttgart has been in custody for days. It could take a long time, Karazor and a friend are apparently accused of rape.
Two German vacationers arrested on Ibiza on charges of rape will probably have to remain in custody for a longer period of time. She was not aware of a detention date, said the spokeswoman for the Balearic judicial authority, Agnés Antich. The identity of the two 25-year-olds, against whom a judge had ordered custody, could still not be disclosed for reasons of data protection.
Various media had reported that Karazor could possibly be released from custody this Monday. In the worst case, pre-trial detention can last up to four years, "especially in the Balearic Islands, pre-trial detention often lasts at least six months," said Spanish lawyer María Barbancho to "kicker".
On Saturday, VfB Stuttgart announced that its midfielder Atakan Karazor had been arrested on vacation in Ibiza. However, the 25-year-old denies any criminal act. "VfB is in constant contact with its lawyers," it said. The Swabians did not want to say what Karazor was accused of. "Since this is an ongoing process, we ask for your understanding that VfB cannot comment further for the time being." This remained the case on Monday. Karazor played 24 Bundesliga games for VfB Stuttgart last season and even played his way into the Turkish national team's orbit.
Upon request, the police in Ibiza only wanted to confirm the arrest of two Germans. You would be accused of rape by a young Spanish woman. No further information could be given, it said. Rape in Spain carries a prison sentence of up to 15 years. According to media reports, the incident is said to have happened last Wednesday. The name Karazor has not yet been mentioned by official sources in connection with the rape allegations, although the large number of reports makes this seem very likely.