Erick "Cubo" Torres, the Chivas forward who is set to join the Houston Dynamo after the end of Chivas' Liga MX campaign, has been formally accused of sexual assault, according to documents obtained by Mexican daily Cancha.
The incident took place during an April 22 party in Zapopan where several Chivas players were present. The complaint says Torres and a woman went to a room in the hotel where the party was taking place. The woman told authorities, according to Cancha, she felt strange and dizzy after taking shots prepared by Torres.
The next day, the woman said, Torres took her home where her mother found her to be in bad condition and took her to get medical attention and later to the Center for Justice for Women. The newspaper reports the woman filed her formal complaint with authorities April 25, turning in the clothes she was wearing that night and also undergoing medical examinations. She also told police, according to the report, that she has text messages on her phone from Torres, though those were not submitted April 25.
Torres denied the claims and said he was ready to cooperate with authorities in their investigation.
"I want to clarify a little about the subject that came out on [the press'] part this morning," Torres told reporters before Chivas training. "I want to make clear that I'm the first person interested in clearing this up as soon as possible. I'm available to work with the corresponding authorities to help and to clarify what happened before. I never would do anything that wasn't with the mutual consent of the other person."
Nestor de la Torre, the president of the Guadalajara club, said the club stands behind the 22-year-old.
"El Cubo, Erick Torres, like all our players has the support of the club on and off the field. He is in the best position to clear up everything, to cooperate with the authorities," de la Torre told reporters. "As for what concerns us, we're concentrated on the match we have."
When reached for comment by Goal USA the Dynamo provided this statement:
"We are aware of the report that surfaced surrounding Cubo Torres this morning. We are currently in the process or gathering more information. Until we have more details, we can’t comment further on the matter."