Santi Mina sentenced 4 years in prison for abuse

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Santi Mina sentenced 4 years in prison for abuse

Santi Mina was sentenced to 4 years in prison by the Almeria Court for se*ual abuse. The 26-year-old Celta Vigo striker allegedly se*ually abused a woman while on vacation on 18 June 2017 in Mojacar. Santi was acquitted of se*ual assault and criminal responsibility towards his friend and fellow soccer player, David Goldar.

The prosecutor had requested eight years in prison but Mina was acquitted of se*ual assault charges. Mina will have to comply with a restrictive injunction of 500 meters against the victim for 12 years and the payment of compensation of 50,000 euros.

The career of the striker, 26, could be ruined forever. Celta Vigo did not comment on the news, but a statement is expected from the Spanish clu

Santi Mina's career

Born in Vigo, Santi Mina played youth football with Celta de Vigo.

On 5 January he signed a professional deal with the club, running until 2018. Mina made his first-team debut for them on 16 February 2013. He scored his first top-flight goal on 16 September, but in a 3–2 loss at Athletic Bilbao, at only 17 years, 9 months and 10 days, he became the side's youngest goalscorer in the first division.

On 11 April 2015, Mina scored four goals in a 6–1 home rout of Rayo Vallecano, becoming the youngest player in the last 80 years to do so in the Spanish top tier and the first from Celta since 1979. On 4 July 2015, Mina moved to fellow league team Valencia CF after agreeing to a six-year deal for a € 10 million fee.

He scored his first competitive goal for them on 5 December, netting four minutes from time in a 1–1 home draw against FC Barcelona. After four years at the Mestalla Stadium, Mina returned to Celta on a five-year contract as Maxi Gómez moved in the opposite direction.

In 2020–21, he scored 12 goals in partnership with Aspas' 14, this included both goals of a 2–1 win at Barcelona on 16 May.