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Colombian soccer star Hanyer Mosquera caught on CCTV beating girlfriend

October 21, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Colombian soccer star Hanyer Mosquera caught on CCTV beating girlfriend

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A pro soccer player has been taken into custody on domestic abuse charges after disturbing video footage surfaced of him striking his girlfriend in the face.

Hanyer Mosquera was recorded in the building elevator of the apartment that he and his girlfriend, Hindira Herazo, shared in Rionegra, Colombia, Publi Metro reported.

The video shows the 29-year-old  Hanyer Mosquera viciously punching Herazo in the face, causing her to fall to the floor. He is then seen kicking her as she desperately tried to defend herself.

The Colombian soccer star, who plays for the country’s top team Rionegro Aguilas, has been arrested since the film went viral.

Law enforcement officials arrived at the scene just after the incident and arrested the man.

Herazo later told local media outlets that the fight erupted in their apartment and then spread into the elevator.

She stated that while the couple was still in their apartment, “He started to drag me by the hair, he threw me to the ground, and I started to shout for help, but people did not know where my apartment was or what was happening.”

Hanyer Mosquera played for the Portland Timbers in 2012

Hanyer Mosquera played for the Portland Timbers in 2012

Despite the woman’s screams for help, the suspect, who authorities say was in an “apparent state of intoxication,” continued to beat her.

The woman added: “He kept hitting me, punching me in the face, in the head, he hit me a lot, he pulled my hair, he kicked me.

The duo then ended up in the elevator, where security footage caught the rest of the dispute.

Rionegra Aguilas indicated that Mosquera, who used to play in the MLS for the Portland Timbers, had already been chastised for arriving at a training session “completely drunk.”

The club said that he will be penalized again after the shocking footage surfaced, but did not reveal what that will entail.

An investigation is pending to determine whether Mosquera’s contract with Rionegra Aguilas will be dismissed.

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