Football: Japan player Ito probed over sexual assault allegation

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Japan football player Junya Ito has been accused of involving himself in a sexual act with two women without their consent last year and police are probing the allegation, according to a major publisher’s news website and an investigative source.

The report, first posted on Daily Shincho on Wednesday, came as the 30-year-old midfielder with the French club Stade de Reims was in Doha as part of Japan’s national team for matches at the ongoing Asian Cup tournament.

The source said the police launched an investigation after the women filed a criminal complaint against Ito.

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