Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon charged with rape

ByAdriana Garcia ESPN logo
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Boca Juniors wingerCristian Pavonwas charged with rape in an Argentina court and ordered to give testimony on March 23.

The prosecutor's office of Alta Gracia, Cordoba, filed formalchargesagainst the Argentina international after a woman reported Pavon to the authorities on Nov. 25.

The alleged incident took place on Nov. 1, 2019, in Pavon's hometown of Cordoba, and according to the woman, Pavon raped her in a bathroom.

Pavon, who played on loan atLA Galaxystarting in August 2019 until earlier this year when he returned to Boca, last month denied the woman's allegations.

Pavon, 25, is contracted with the Buenos Aires outfit until June 2022. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on both ankles last month.

Pavon was a member ofArgentina's Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup squad, played at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and was a member of the Albiceleste's 2018 World Cup squad.