Nanterre prosecutor: PSG player Hakimi under rape investigation

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris Saint Germain player Achraf Hakimi is facing a criminal investigation in France after an allegation of rape was made against him, said an official from the Nanterre prosecution office close to Paris on Friday.

Hakimi, a Morocco international, could not immediately be reached for comment. PSG did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

Hakimi has been placed under police monitoring and was banned from contact with the alleged victim, the prosecution office said.

(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)