Im A Celebrity star Aggro Santos arrested over rape claims by 2 teenage girls
Aggro Santos arrested over claims by two teenage girls that they were raped in hotel room after gig
11:55 AM on 11th May 2011
Brazil-born musician Aggro Santos has been arrested after two teenage girls claimed that they were raped in a Chichester hotel room.
The I’m A Celebrity star, 22, and another 20-year-old man were interrogated by police after complaints were made by the alleged victims who are thought to be 17 and 18, according to reports.
Aggro was held by detectives at a station in the city in West Sussex in the early hours of Saturday morning, it has been reported by The Mirror.
Arrested: Aggro Santos was arrested in Chichester over rape claims, which his solicitor has denied, according to reports
He and the other man have been freed on bail with inquiries still continuing – but the singer’s lawyer has said his client vehemently denies the claims.
Agrro, real name Yuri Santos, had performed earlier in the evening at the University of Chichester, but was arrested at the Ship Hotel after a 999 call was made by one of the girls.
She claimed that she and her friend had been attacked in a bedroom, according to the paper.
Musician: Aggro, who appeared on I”m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last year, has now been released on bail
It is believed that DNA samples were taken from him and the other man while a team investigated the scene.
A woman who lives close to the hotel told The Mirror she was woken by the commotion and first believed the girls to be having a drunken row in the street.
She told the paper: ‘There was a real rumpus.’
Aggro’s solicitor Phil Smith told the paper: ‘This is purely an allegation which has been made and which is being vehemently denied by my client.’
Aggro made it to the last six of last year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.