Former real Madrid defender and Germany international Cristoph Metzelder has admitted to possession of child pornography images, report German media outlet. Formerly a high-level central defender, Metzelder has been charged with possession of 297 indecent images of children and sending them to three different women via Whats-app between July and September last year.
The confession was stated in a decision by the Düsseldorf Administrative Court which was published on Monday. It states: “The result of the investigation, which is reproduced in the indictment of August 27, 2020, was based, among other things, on the confessional admission of the applicant, the testimony of a witness and seized image files.”
The bombshell revelation comes after Metzelder took action to prevent the District Court from revealing to the press, either via a press release or verbally, any information about the proceedings.
Last year, Police raided the home of Metzelder and questioned him as part of the investigation.
The former defender stepped down as president of club TuS Haltern after being interrogated for allegedly having 297 files of child pornographic content, and sending 29 images and videos of a similar nature via Whatsapp to three women.
Metzelder Now aged 39 made 31 appearances for real Madrid won the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, also played for Schalke during his career. He was a World Cup runner-up in 2002, having won 47 caps for his country.
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