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Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder found guilty of sharing child pornography pictures

April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Former German footballer Christoph Metzelder leaves the district court after the trial against him on child pornography charges in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 29, 2021. - The 2002 World Cup finalist is alleged to have used sent pornographic photos of children via WhatsApp to a woman in Hamburg. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of sharing pictures of child pornography with acquaintances through a message service, a court in Düsseldorf said.

Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of sharing pictures of child pornography with acquaintances through a message service, a court in Düsseldorf said.

The court found Metzelder guilty of the offense after an investigation that started in 2019, and the former player admitting earlier on Thursday to sharing files on WhatsApp.

Metzelder, a Bundesliga champion with Borussia Dortmund, also played for Schalke 04 and Real Madrid.

He also played in the 2006 World Cup. Metzelder was president of his boyhood club TuS Haltern until stepping down in 2019 due to the case.

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