A fifth participant, Luis Tomás Sierra, was sentenced to 3½ years, in line with Cubadebate.
The courtroom additionally ordered the lads to pay 24,000 euros in restitution to the lady they have been convicted of attacking, Cubadebate stated.
The gamers have been arrested in July in Tampere, Finland after arriving there to play within the World Volleyball League earlier than competing within the Rio Olympics. In accordance with Finnish and Cuban media reviews, the lads have been accused of sexually assaulting a Finnish lady of their lodge room.
The incident proved extremely embarrassing for Cuba’s authorities, which controls all skilled athletics within the island nation and portrays Cuban athletes as examples of revolutionary self-discipline and advantage.
“Preliminary info implicates them to acts completely alien to the sense of honor and respect that govern our society and sport,” the Cuban Volleyball Federation stated in a press release in July following the lads’s arrests.
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