A girlfriend of a soccer player turned to the police after he sent her 15 photos containing child pornography to the messenger.
The prosecutor's office in Dusseldorf charged the former footballer of Real Madrid and the German national team, 39-year-old Christoph Metzelder, with possession and distribution of child pornography. This was reported by the Bild on Friday, September 4.
The day before, the police reported that they found 297 files with child and youth pornography on the athlete's smartphone.
It is reported that Metzelder's former sweetheart reported to the police that he had sent her 15 photos with child pornography in the messenger.
Also, in addition to the statement of the former footballer's girlfriend, the case also includes three witnesses to whom the ex-footballer from July 9 to September 1, 2019, sent a number of media files with child and youth pornography through the WhatsApp application.
Metzelder played for вЂњRealвЂќ in the period from 2007 to 2010. As part of the team became the champion of Spain. In addition, the footballer played for the German вЂњProissenвЂќ, вЂњBorussiaвЂќ. Metzelder played 47 matches for the German national team, becoming the silver (2002) and bronze (2006) prizewinner of the world championships, as well as the silver prizewinner of the European championship (2008).
Earlier in Germany, special police units searched the apartments of 50 suspects across the country for suspected possession and distribution of child pornography.