French prosecutor wants case against Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema dropped

Although the age of consent is 15 in France, paying for sex with anyone under 18 is a crime but Zahia Dehar, who later gained fame as a lingerie model and designer, had allegedly lied about her age.

updated: January 23, 2014 01:03 IST
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A prosecutor in Paris on Wednesday called for the case against French football stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, accused of having sex with an underage prostitute, to be dropped "pure and simple".

Jean-Julien Xavier-Rolai explained to the court in the French capital that it was impossible for the prosecution to prove that the two footballers knew that Zahia Dehar (in above pic) was under the age of 18 when they allegedly paid for sex with her.

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