The Hamburg prosecutor investigates the former national footballer Christoph Metzelder. According to a spokeswoman, he is suspected of having distributed child pornographic writings. On Tuesday, living rooms and offices Metzelders were searched at two Dusseldorf addresses. Earlier, the "Bild" newspaper reported.
According to SPIEGEL information, a PC and a cell phone Metzelders were secured, the Hamburg State Office for Criminal Investigation (LKA) evaluates them now. Metzelder did not want to speak out according to prosecutors to the allegations.
Metzelder is said to have sent Whatsapp pictures, which are to show sexual acts to under 14-year-olds, to a woman. According to the prosecutor, the recipient filed a complaint in Hamburg - that is why the investigators of the Hanseatic city were responsible. Metzelder had not been arrested, but free.
Metzelder ran 47 times for the German national team. He played for Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04 and won the Spanish championship with Real Madrid. In 2013 he finished his career. He manages an advertising agency, his "Christoph Metzelder Foundation" supports projects for children and adolescents. At TuS Haltern in North Rhine-Westphalia he trains the U19 team.