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More Details Emerge Regarding Hermes Franca’s Sexual Assault Charges

More details have emerged in Hermes Franca‘s sexual assault case and let’s just say, it doesn’t look good for the former UFC lightweight contender.

According to Fox 12 Oregon, the alleged victim is under the age of 14 and the pair of “unlawful penetration” charges indicate that Franca used an object (or numerous objects) on her.

From’s Oregon Sex Crime Guide:

“Unlawful sexual penetration” refers to the act of penetrating the vagina, anus or penis of another with any object other than the penis or mouth of the actor. Usually a finger is the “object” used.

“Sexual abuse” usually means touching the sexually intimate parts of another (except in the case of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree). Refer to the definition of “sexual contact” below.

Franca, whose real name is Hermes Franca DeBarros, was set for a bail hearing on Friday, but there’s no word as to whether or not he was granted a release considering he’s a landed immigrant from Brazil who could pose a potential flight risk.

Franca’s lawyer Ryan Corbridge gave FOX 12 the following statement regarding his client:

“Mr. DeBarros was made aware of the allegations a number of weeks ago while in Brazil. He has been in contact with the Clackamas County DA’s office in coordinating compliance with every aspect of the investigation. Mr. DeBarros voluntarily left Brazil and came to Oregon to confront these allegations. Mr. DeBarros maintains his innocence and has faith in the US Justice System.”

According to the report, the seven counts of sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful penetration took place between November 30 and December 31 in Clackamas County, where Franca lived while operating a jiu-jitsu school. He has since moved back to Florida.

Franca’s bail was set at $250,000.

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ajaykumar- September 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Here is a simple request to anyone associated with MMA, please stop the damn sex crimes!
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The Highest Primate- May 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm
If they're old enough to crawl they're in the right position... sorry fellas. ;)
No age of consent in Brazil, just get the parents to sign a poonmission slip.. if they have any parents that is.
warchief65- May 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm
So , what's up with Hermes ? " If it bleeds , it breeds , BUT why wait ? " is that his motto ?
StinkFacer- May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm
So whats the best thing about twenty nine year olds?

There's fucking 20 of them.
El Guapo- May 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Quoting Shakespeare, are we Dagnut. Well done, mee Lord.
GistoftheFist- May 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm
And now Chris Hansen would like him to have a seat right there.
rpn452- May 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm
"I must have missed something, how do you penetrate a penis?"

It happened to me. Sure, I could have waited a week or two for the urine test results to come back, but things were getting painful and I wanted my antibiotics ASAP! I should have just waited.
FrontKick Dentist- May 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Hermes the Penetrator Franca, favorite submission the shocker, and its all over.
Dagnut- May 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm
@ El Guapo..and if theres no grass play in the dirt
El Guapo- May 23, 2011 at 11:30 am
^Like vampires! But I'm no better. Allow me to demonstrate..
If there's grass on the field, PLAAAAAY BALLLLL!
El Guapo- May 23, 2011 at 11:18 am
You guys are some cold blooded motherfarkers, you guys.

Funny as hell, but cold blooded nonetheless. Not cold blooded like reptiles, either.
Anhonestmoose- May 23, 2011 at 11:07 am
To be fair, the age of consent in Brazil is 7.
RwilsonR- May 23, 2011 at 10:54 am
What's with Oregon trying to frame all of these innocent fighters on trumped up charges? First Chael, now Hermes. When will it end?
RearNakedSpoon- May 23, 2011 at 10:04 am
Hulk sad! :(
MMAINMYBLOOD- May 23, 2011 at 9:53 am
@Loki bro you know in Oregon the women up there they fake alot so they are called actors or actresses...
NomadRip- May 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
"He has faith in the US Justice system." We'll see how long that lasts...
Hank Mardukis- May 23, 2011 at 9:44 am
But he's innocent you guys!
He was just teaching the principles of butterfly guard, when his foot slipped...
Get Off Me- May 23, 2011 at 9:39 am
"Unlawful sexual penetration" refers to the act of penetrating the vagina, anus or penis of another with any object other than the penis or mouth of the actor. Usually a finger is the "object" used.
--------------------------------------------------------------------I must have missed something, how do you penetrate a penis? Does anybody under 18 with a prince albert piercing have a case for unlawful sexual penetration in Oregon?
Pen Fifteen- May 23, 2011 at 9:36 am
Hermes "The Jesus" Franca
jimbonics- May 23, 2011 at 9:30 am
Nice Armani, dickhead.
Dagnut- May 23, 2011 at 9:28 am
@ Danomite..get Seagal to train you, he's a black belt sex pest
danomite- May 23, 2011 at 9:19 am
so this "sex crimes guide" oregon puts out... Is it like an encyclopedia or more of a 'how-to' guide?
just some dong- May 23, 2011 at 9:18 am
I did way worse shit to a 14 year old chick once. But I was 12 at the time.
Viva Hate- May 23, 2011 at 9:17 am
Is it true that Franca studied Joe Son Do while spending some time in Cali in the early 90s?
Seraldo_Babalu- May 23, 2011 at 9:08 am