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Aleksander Emelianenko jailed 4.5 years following conviction for sexual assault

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Former PRIDE FC heavyweight attraction and youngest of the "Emperor" brothers, Aleksander Emelianenko, was jailed for four-and-a-half years on Tuesday (May 19, 2015) after being convicted of sexual assault by the Simonovsky Court in Moscow, Russia.

Bloody Elbow has the report:

The former PRIDE fighter was convicted of sexual assault, "kidnapping" by withholding a passport, and the forced use of "narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances" on 27-year-old Polina Stepanova. Emelianenko allegedly stole his substitute housekeeper's passport from her purse while she was cleaning the house and extorted her for sexual favors, while forcing her to consume narcotics.

Emelianenko (23-7), who insists he is innocent, was also fined 50,000 rubles.

It has been a long and rocky road for the troubled heavyweight, who was released by M-1 in late 2012 for breach of contract. He later hooked up with PRO FC and was in action as recently as last year, where he suffered a technical knockout loss to Dmitriy Sosnovskiy.

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