Franck Ribery, French Soccer Star, Questioned In Child Prostitution Probe

06/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

France's international soccer team has become mired in scandal after two of its most famous players were called in for questioning by police investigating allegations of child prostitution.

Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou were questioned in connection with an investigation into a Paris nightclub that may have employed underage girls.

"He was questioned as a witness - for us the matter stops there," said Ribery's lawyer, Sophie Bottai.

However, Sky News reports that another unnamed player has admitted sleeping with a girl under the age of 18, but claims he did not know her age at the time.

The allegations center on a nightclub in Paris's exclusive Champs-Elysees district, where prostitutes were reportedly frequented by French soccer stars.

The Daily Telegraph writes that many French players feel free to visit prostitutes due to France's privacy laws, which prevent their personal lives being revealed.

However the current scandal may force more information about player's misdeeds out into the open.

While Govou is single, Ribery is married with two daughters. Widely considered one of France's best players, he married his French-Algerian wife after converting to Islam for her.

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