EntertainmentVerdict rendered in child abuse case involving daughter of ex-footballer

Verdict rendered in child abuse case involving daughter of ex‑footballer

Tarik Oulida was convicted for exploiting his daughter.
Tarik Oulida was convicted for exploiting his daughter.
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2:03 PM EST, November 23, 2023

Tarik Oulida, a former football player, was accused of sexually abusing his daughter. The alleged incident occurred in 2011, but the court has only now sentenced the Moroccan-Dutch man.

Tarik Oulida commenced his career at Ajax Amsterdam. Following his tenure there, he moved to Sevilla FC. Oulida played for Nagoya Grampus, CS Sedan, C'Dole Sapporo, and ADO Den Haag, ending his career with the latter club.

Despite being 49 years old, he never played for his country's national team. Primarily playing as a left midfielder, Oulida was highly regarded during his time at Ajax, famously referred to as Johan Cruyff's "apple of his eye". He won the Champions League with the club in the 1994/1995 season. After his football career ended, he faced legal troubles in a shocking child abuse case.

Dutch news outlet "De Telegraaf" suggests that he allegedly abused his daughter in 2011. Journos accounts that he climbed into bed with her, touched her inappropriately, and then physically and sexually abused her. The child was only 6 years old at the time.

The court has now issued its verdict on the case. Oulida has been handed a 2.5-year prison sentence. He will also be under the supervision of the Spanish authorities for a period of 4 years and 2 months. Additionally, a restraining order has been issued, prohibiting him from contacting his daughter.

The verdict is final. Spanish newspaper, "El Independiente", confirms that there is no possibility of an appeal, implying that Oulida will serve his sentence in prison. According to Dutch media, the ex-footballer had prior run-ins with the law, including serving a month in jail in Madrid on fraud charges.

Journalists from "De Telegraaf" attempted to reach Oulida. However, he did not respond to their requests for comment on the court's decision announced in Marbella, Spain.

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