Brazilian Model Accuses Senator of Rape in São Paulo Hotel

The hotel room was closed off for forensics, and the model was referred for physical and toxicological examinations. The senator denies the allegations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 22-year-old model is accusing Tocantins Senator Irajá Silvestre Filho (PSD- Social Democratic Party), 37, of raping her in an apartment on the West Side of São Paulo between Sunday night, November 22nd, and the early hours of Monday morning, November 23rd. The legislator, son of Tocantins Senator Kátia Abreu (PP -Progressives), denies the charges.

The young woman from Paraná state told the police that she met Irajá at a restaurant at the Jockey Club in São Paulo capital and, early in the evening, joined him at Cafe de La Musique . . .

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