World Cup-winning Germany defender, Jerome Boateng has appeared in court in Munich to face allegations of assault on his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler. Boateng, 33, is accused of causing dangerous bodily harm to Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, in an incident in 2018.Wearing a navy suit in the dock alongside his lawyer Kai Walden, the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender appeared in court on Thursday morning, September 9, to face the allegations levelled against him.If he is found guilty he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. Last year German newspaper Bild reported that Boateng, who now plays in France for Lyon, is alleged have ‘thrown a small glass candle holder’ at Senler while away on holiday. His representatives have consistently maintained that the accusations are based on unproven claims from a third party, though details remain unknown. Boateng has denied all allegations against him. The public prosecutor’s office No 1 of Munich has been investigating the incident for three years and while charges were brought before a district court on February 11 in 2019 it has taken until today to get the trail to court due to delays. Boateng and his former partner were a couple for 10 years and have two children together.Video evidence of the alleged assault was reported to have been viewed by the District Court but proceedings slowed down following the coronavirus outbreak in Europe back in March.Boateng and Senler began dating in 2007 but went their separate ways on numerous occasions. The ex-couple broke up in 2011, the same year twins Soley and Lamia were born and had only communicated through their lawyers. Boateng and Senler, a former fashion student, rekindled their love in 2013 and got engaged the following year but are understood to have split again following the alleged assault in 2018. Boateng’s ex-girlfriend, influencer, and model Kasia Lenhardt was found dead in February 2021. She reportedly committed suicide in a Berlin flat in February while he was away playing for Bayern at the Club World Cup in Qatar. The post Footballer Jerome Boateng appears in court over accusation of domestic violence against his ex-partner and mother of his two children appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.