Brazilian Pan American Games athlete under sex assault investigation

A member of the Brazilian water polo team competing at the Pan American Games is involved in a sexual assault investigation, Toronto police said on Friday.

Reuters| Updated: Jul 24, 2015, 23:40 PM IST
Brazilian Pan American Games athlete under sex assault investigation

Toronto: A member of the Brazilian water polo team competing at the Pan American Games is involved in a sexual assault investigation, Toronto police said on Friday.

Police did not name the athlete but said in a statement they will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET (1700 GMT) to discuss the investigation.

Brazil have 13 competitors in both the men`s and women`s water polo at the Pan Am Games, a quadrennial multi-sport competition between countries from North America, Latin America, South America and the Caribbean.

The Brazilian men`s team won silver in the water polo and the women`s team took bronze.