Former WWE wrester Alberto Del Rio indicted in kidnapping and sexual assault case

He last appeared in 2016 (Photo: WWE)Former WWE wrestler Alberto Del Rio has been formally indicted in a kidnapping and sexual assault case.

The 43-year-old man – whose real name is Jose Rodriguez Chucuan – has been handed a federal indictment by a grand jury following accusations made in May.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s office said: ‘Jose Rodriguez Chucuan is charged in a multi-count indictment.

‘The indictment alleges that on May 3, 2020, Chucuan committed one count of aggravated kidnapping and four counts of sexual assault.’

The Mexican-American wrestler’s case was listed in a press release with a separate and unrelated case.

The attorney’s office added: ‘Both cases are being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 226th District Court.

‘Because these cases are pending trial, we can make no further comment on them.’

As reported by News 4 in San Antonio back in May, the alleged victim has presented photographs of her injuries and claimed the wrestler brutally beat and sexually assaulted her.

The affidavit is said to have given graphic details of the alleged incident, while it’s said the court documents note the woman told investigators that he assaulted her on more than one occasion.

As Del Rio, the wrestler first appeared in WWE’s then-developmental brand Florida Championship Wrestling from 2009, before moving to the main roster the following year.

He left in 2014, and spent some time on the independent scene with the likes of Ring of Honour and Lucha Underground.

He later returned to WWE for a brief spell from 2015 to 2016, but hasn’t been featured on the company’s programming since.

Across his career with the wrestling giant, Del Rio won the WWE, World Heavyweight and United States championships on two occasions each.

He also won the 2011 Royal Rumble, and claimed the Raw Money In The Bank briefcase the same year.

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