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Footballer Dani Alves has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after being convicted of raping a woman at a Spanish nightclub.

On Thursday, the former Brazil international was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of an upscale Barcelona nightclub on December 31, 2022. 

The 40-year-old father-of-two had been held on remand at Brians 2 prison near the Catalan capital since his arrest in January last year and now faces his first night behind bars as a convicted sex offender.

According to MARCA, Alves will also share the prison with a Brazilian, known as Coutinho, who was a bodyguard for former Barcelona player Ronaldinho and was convicted of sexual assault. 

The Brians 2 prison is the same institute where antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was held before his eventual death in 2021. 

Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison after being found guilty of rape

Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison after being found guilty of rape

The 40-year-old has been held on remand at Brians 2 prison near the Catalan capital

The 40-year-old has been held on remand at Brians 2 prison near the Catalan capital

The Brians 2 prison complex was built in 2007 to alleviate overcrowding in prisons

The Brians 2 prison complex was built in 2007 to alleviate overcrowding in prisons

The Brians 2 prison complex, viewed from above, also housed the mastermind behind one of the country's largest scheme as well as a former Barcelona president

The Brians 2 prison complex, viewed from above, also housed the mastermind behind one of the country's largest scheme as well as a former Barcelona president

McAfee was facing 10 counts of tax evasion in Tennessee and seven counts of fraud and money laundering conspiracy in New York when he was found dead in a Spanish jail.

The prison, where McAfee was sent in October 2020 after he was caught traveling through an airport in Barcelona, is a boxy, cement, low-slung complex with a green roof, according to photos. 

Pictures show the institute's bare furnishings, empty halls and simplistic design, which Alves will have to get familiar with over the next four and a half years. 

McAfee had compared Brians 2 to 'the Hilton' when compared to U.S. prisons. However, he still complained about the food in tweets that he posted at the time.

Just weeks after McAfee's arrest, the Spanish newspaper El Diario reported that McAfee was impressed by the structure of the country's criminal justice system and compared it to five-star hotel in the US, according to a letter that he wrote his wife.

'Life in Spanish prisons is like the Hilton compared to the abject surrealism and dehumanization of American prisons,' he wrote. 'Here I am treated as a

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