The Argentine soccer player Platense Athletic Club Ignacio Arce He is detained after being accused of gender violence by his partner, sources from the goalkeeper’s defense confirmed to Agencia EFE on Wednesday. Arce remains in prison, after being investigated by prosecutor Pablo Menteguiaga, from the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) specialized in gender, who accused him of “minor injuries aggravated by the bond and by mediating gender violence.”
The player was arrested in his apartment in Tigre, Buenos Aires province for allegedly hitting his girlfriend during an argument in which she withheld Arce’s mobile phone with the alleged intention of checking it.
In this sense, defense sources remarked that the injuries suffered by the young woman in her legs would be prior to her arrival at the house, since she is also a soccer player in the city of Paraná, province of Entre Ríos. “This was confirmed by the doctor who examined the bruises, they are not related to Ignacio (Arce) but to the sports activity of the complainant,” they said.
In addition, they affirmed that the woman withheld the defendant’s mobile phone, who called security personnel and residents of the Venice private neighborhood in northern Buenos Aires. “When Arce wants to take her phone, she bites his hand until it bleeds, when the police arrive the girl reports injuries and he is arrested,” they summarized.
At the end of the investigative statement, the prosecutor Menteguiaga requested the formal arrest of the goalkeeper, while his defense attorney requested his release, a situation that the judge of Guarantees No. 5 of San Isidro, Diego Martínez, will define in the next few hours.
For its part, the Board of Directors of Platense reported in a statement that it was aware of the complaint filed against the player from his squad and they are “gathering the necessary evidence to make the decisions that may correspond.” “Platense ratifies its permanent commitment and public knowledge to fight against all situations of gender violence, and will act accordingly,” they concluded.
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The goalkeeper began his professional career at Unión de Santa Fe, went through different promotion teams until his return to the first division with San Martín de Tucumán and Instituto, last year he ended his contract with Unión La Calera, from Chile and this year landed at ‘El Calamar’, directed by Martín Palermo.
He was part of his team’s starting eleven until he lost his title on the fifth day of the Professional Soccer League Tournament, when Platense lost at home 4-2 against Talleres de Córdoba.