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Jerome Boateng to be tried for assault

After months of delay, the district court in Munich has permitted a charge of assault against Jerome Boateng by his former partner to proceed.

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Months ago, in September, news broke that the public prosecutor of Munich had filed charges of assault, including aggravated assault — “dangerous bodily harm” — against Jerome Boateng for an incident involving his former partner and mother of this two daughters, Sherin Senler.

Now at last, according to SZ, the court has ruled to admit a charge of simple assault against Boateng. Boateng will thus presumably stand trial in Munich in the near future.

The good news for Boateng, if there is good news in all this, is that the court declined to admit the charge of aggravated assault. The court ruled that video recordings of the incident in question did not support the charge of aggravated assault, and Senler gave contradictory statements “about the objects that were allegedly used” in the assault.

Boateng’s camp did not have any statement for SZ about the latest ruling. Boateng has long been linked to a transfer out of Munich, and some have speculated that he might depart in the winter transfer window.

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