Soccer

Ribery charged in sex probe

2010-07-20 18:41
Franck Ribery (AP)

Paris - French football international Franck Ribery was placed under formal judicial investigation Tuesday on allegations he had sex with an under-age prostitute, a judicial official told AFP.

The 27-year-old midfielder appeared before an investigating magistrate in Paris after having been detained by vice squad officers and questioned for six hours on a charge of having "solicited an under-age prostitute."

The magistrate's indictment is the first stage of a judicial investigation that could lead to a trial and, if convicted, Ribery faces three years in jail and a fine of $58 000.

Ribery's French international team-mate 22-year-old Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was expected to appear in the same court later in the day and could face a similar charge, the judicial official said.

Read more on:    franck ribery
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Fans rally behind Mashaba

2014-10-23 15:13

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route

The route of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic has been announced and it promises to be as challenging as ever!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

4 exercise excuses and how to beat them
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
The most extreme journey ever?
Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.