Brazilian Pan Am athlete under sex assault investigation

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 24, 2015 10:59 AM

TORONTO (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue, editing by Ed Osmond)