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Report: Former NHLer Mike Ribeiro Charged with Sexual Assault

Former NHL forward Mike Ribeiro has been charged with sexually assaulting two women in June of 2021.
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Content warning: This article features mentions and descriptions of sexual assault and may be upsetting to some. 

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The Dallas Morning News is reporting on Wednesday that former NHL forward Mike Ribeiro was charged with two counts of sexual assault on April 13th, with the charges being filed in Franklin County, Texas. 

Ribeiro allegedly sexually assaulted two women on June 23rd, 2021, according to the Dallas Morning News, using his finger in his assault of one woman and his "sexual organ" on the other. He was reportedly arrested on April 28, 2022, and released on bond set at $200,000. 

This is not the first time that Ribeiro has faced accusations of sexual assault. 

In 2012, Ribeiro was sued along with his wife for sexually assaulting the couple's then-nanny, with the lawsuit alleging that Ribeiro sexually assaulted the nanny in his home while she was looking after his kids, as well as touching her inappropriately on numerous other occasions. 

The lawsuit was eventually settled later that year and the terms of the settlement have not been released. 

Ribeiro played 17 years in the NHL after being selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the 45th pick in the 1998 draft. 

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