31 Jan 2014

Underage sex case dropped against Ribery and Benzama

5:46 am on 31 January 2014

A French court has dropped charges of sex with an underage prostitute against footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema.

The judge ruled there was insufficient proof the men were aware that Zahia Dehar was a minor at the time the alleged offences took place.

The two footballers, who denied the charges, had faced up to three years in prison if convicted.