The custody of the former Olympic champion swimmer Yannick Agnel, accused of rape and sexual assault on a minor, was extended Friday, told AFP the prosecutor of the Republic of Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin) Edwige Roux-Morizot .

Arrested at midday on Thursday at his home in Paris on rogatory commission, the 29-year-old former sportsman, retired from the basins since 2016, was placed in police custody as part of a judicial investigation opened in Mulhouse for "rape and sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor ”.

Facts dating back to 2016

The case dates back to 2016, when the swimmer was training at the Mulhouse Olympic Natation (MON).

Questioned by AFP, the prosecutor did not wish to give information on the identity of the victim.

From a police source, it would be the daughter of Lionel Horter, who trained Yannick Agnel at the MON.

From a police source, it would be the daughter of Lionel Horter, who trained Yannick Agnel in Mulhouse, his last club.

Club with which he separated on bad terms in 2016, going so far as to claim in court the payment of his last year of contract, according to the Team.

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After two years spent training in the United States in the wake of his Olympic titles in London in 2012, Yannick Agnel returned to France and took a license from MON where he trained for two years, from 2014 to 2016. Yannick Agnel has one of the finest achievements in French swimming: he was double Olympic champion in London in 2012 in the 200m freestyle and the 4x100m relay, before being crowned world champion in these two disciplines in 2013.


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