The substitute goaltender for the Brazilian Pan American games water polo team is currently wanted on a warrant for sexual assault, Toronto police announced Friday.
Thye Mattos Ventura Bezerra was part of the silver medal winning water polo team at the Pan American Games, and prior to leaving Canada allegedly went home with a 22-year-0ld women and assaulted her in her bedroom.
“The victim was asleep when she was sexually assaulted,” said Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins during a press conference.
Bezerra was in Toronto from July 3 to 16, with the alleged sexual assault happening just after his team lost to the Americans in the water polo finals.
Bezerra left Toronto on the 16th just hours after the alleged attack and is currently in Kazan, Russia for the 2015 World Championships. The Brazilian team is set to compete in Kazan Monday.
Toronto police have not yet out-ruled the possibility of multiple victims.
Beavan-Desjardins said that Canada does not have an extradition treaty regarding the offense with Brazil, however negotiations are underway to return him.
Another Brazilian water polo player was allegedly in the victims home at the time of the alleged sexual assault, however he is not considered to be a suspect. One of the alleged victim’s friends was also present at the time of the alleged assault.
Beaven-Desjardins declined to give details of the alleged assault or the condition of the alleged victim.