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RIO DE JANEIRO (Web Desk) – Namibian boxer and flag bearer Jonas Junius has been picked up for an attempted sexual assault on a housekeeper in the Olympic Village, Brazilian media report.

Police in Rio have said that Junius attempted to grab and kiss the housekeeper and also offered her money for sex.

Police have said that unless Junius is bailed, he will be transferred to the high-security prison in Bangu by the end of today.

The 22-year-old is scheduled to oppose in the troll of 32 against Frenchman Hassan Amzile on Day 6 of the Games.

His arrest comes after another boxer, Moroccan Hassan Saada, was held on suspicion of raping two women in a room at the Olympic Village on Friday.