Haiti Football Chief Suspended By FIFA Over Rape Allegations

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The president of Haiti football federation has been suspended by for 90 days after sexual allegations involving teenage girls surfaced.

Yves Jean-Bart allegedly raped several teenage girls over a period of five years
allegedly raped several teenage girls over a period of five years

According to the allegations, Yves Jean-Bart (73) sexually abused the teenage girls at the national training centre.

Jean-Bart categorically denies the accusations which claim that he raped several of the girls over the course of the last five years.

In a statement issued on Monday, May 25, 2020, FIFA said:

In accordance with articles 84 and 85 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has provisionally banned Mr. Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, from all football-related activities at both national and international level for a period of 90 days.

This sanction has been imposed in connection with ongoing investigations concerning Mr. Jean-Bart.

Mr. Jean-Bart was notified of the decision today. The provisional sanction comes into force immediately.”

The Haitian police launched a probe into the allegations (first revealed last month) and a Judge has already summoned several federation employees to answer questions.

In an article published by The Guardian in late April, it was revealed that Jean-Bart allegedly raped multiple underage female players over the years.

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