Who is Sebastián Sosa, the former Pumas player who was accused of sexual abuse?  – The opinion

Who is Sebastián Sosa, the former Pumas player who was accused of sexual abuse? – The opinion

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This Thursday four Vélez Sarsfield players, Argentine first division team, were reported before Justice for alleged sexual abuse of a 24-year-old girls in San Miguel de Tucumán, head of the Argentine province of Tucumán.

Sebastian SosaUruguayan goalkeeper and naturalized Mexican, was one of the accusedthe other three are the Paraguayan midfielder José Ignacio Florentín and the Argentines Brian Cufre (defense) and Abiel Osoriopromising 21-year-old forward and scorer of the winning goal on Tuesday for the ‘V’ against Rosario Central.

Who is Sebastián Sosa?

Sosa is remembered in Mexico for the more than 5 years that he played in Aztec footballalthough he has a much longer professional career, which he developed mainly in Argentina.

The goalkeeper who is currently 37 years old He debuted for Peñarol in Uruguay in 2006.where he remained for four seasons, interrupted, because in his third year as a professional he was loaned for a season to Central Español, also from his country.

Subsequently, His talent led him to emigrate to Argentina in 2011where he played for Boca Juniors one year, the next he went to Vélez Sarsfield, where he shone for 4 more years.

Then He arrived in Mexico in 2015 to play the Apertura Tournament with PachucaHowever, he did not catch the eye of the Tuzos and was sent to the Mineros de Zacatecas of the Expansion League.

At the end of this tournament, the goalkeeper returned to Argentina, where he played one and a half seasons with Rosario Central, before returning to Mexico to reinforce the Morelia goal, a club in which he stood out and where he remained for 4 years.

Later, for Apertura 2020, he emigrated to Mazatlán to join the ranks of the Gunboats, He was only there for one tournament and returned to Argentina, this time with Rosario Central, where he stayed for two years.

In Clausura 2023 he again played in the MX League, when he looked for the DT of Cougars from that time, Rafael Puente, to ask him for the opportunity to return. With the cats he had good performances, but after the club fired the coach, the goalkeeper also left and went to his former team Atlético Morelia, although this time they were in the second category of Mexican professional soccer.

Just a few months ago Sosa returned to Argentina to defend Vélez Sarsfield’s goal again.

It is worth remembering that the goalkeeper also He was a World Cup player, since he was part of the Uruguayan squad who represented the South Americans in Qatar 2022.

What does Vélez Sarsfield say about the complaint?

For the moment, the four players named have been separated from the squad while the investigation is ongoing, within the framework of Vélez’s protocol for action in cases of gender violence, as reported by the club in a statement this Thursday.

“Given the seriousness of the complaint, the Board of Directors of Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield was immediately made available to the Justice of Tucumán to provide all the information and the relevant elements in order to contribute to the investigation and clarification of the case and determine the corresponding responsibilities,” reported the Buenos Aires entity.

What happened between the woman and Sebastián Sosa?

According to the EFE agency, the events occurred on Sunday, March 3, when the team was in the northern town for their League Cup match against Atlético Tucumán, corresponding to the eighth day of the competition.

The alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, argues that, through private messages of the social network instagramformer Pumas goalkeeper He invited her to meet him and she went to the Hilton hotel from the town at midnight last weekend, after Vélez’s duel against Decano that ended tied at zero.

Shortly after, Osorio, Cufré and Florentín joined the meeting, with whom they shared some cans of beer and a few drinks of Fernet. After that, the young woman She started to feel dizzy and lay down. in one of the beds.

According to the victim’s version, From that moment on the abuse occurred and, after a few hours, when he was able to recover, he left the room and requested a vehicle through the application to return to his home.

Three days later, the young woman went to the Crimes Against Persons Division of the local Police to file a complaint and handed over the clothes she wore that night for analysis.

Now the Prosecutor’s Unit for Abuse Against Sexual Integrity Number 1 of Tucumán will be in charge of handling the case. According to local media, he has already requested protocol evidence from the victim and images from the security cameras at the scene.

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