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Monday, December 05, 2022

Former Dallas star Mike Ribeiro accused of sexual assault in East Texas

Former Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro has been accused of sexual assault over incidents in East Texas last June.

According to court records, Ribeiro, who played for the Stars for six seasons, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault in Franklin County on April 13. Public records show that Ribeiro, a Tennessee resident, owns a lakeside property in Mount Vernon, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas.

According to the indictments, Ribeiro is accused of sexually assaulting two women on June 23. The indictments state that Ribeiro attacked one woman with his finger and another with his “sex organ.”

According to prison records, Ribeiro was arrested on April 28 and released on $200,000 bond the same day.

His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and efforts to reach Ribeiro were unsuccessful.

Dallas Morning News It does not usually name the accusers in sexual harassment cases. No additional information was available regarding the allegations.

The criminal case isn’t the first time Ribeiro has been accused of sexual assault; A former nanny sued him and his wife in 2015, alleging that he assaulted her in 2012.

The woman, who worked as the family’s babysitter for six years when Ribeiro played for the stars, was asked to help the family move to their new home in McLean, Va., after Ribeiro was traded Was. The lawsuit says the woman, who was 18 at the time, was sleeping in the basement with Ribeiro’s two children when he sexually assaulted her.

The lawsuit also cited other instances where the woman said that Ribeiro touched her inappropriately – held her leg or touched her back – or made her feel uncomfortable while working with family.

According to court records, that case was settled in July 2015 after eight hours of mediation.

Ribeiro played half a dozen seasons for the Montreal Canadiens before being traded to Dallas in 2006. With the Stars, he formed an All-Star team in 2008, and led the team for three seasons. Ribeiro later played for the Washington Capitals, Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators before the end of his career in 2017.

Staff writer Katherine Marfin contributed to this report.

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