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Paris court drops charges in Ribery, Benzema sex case

Published on Jan 30, 2014 11:38 PM

PARIS (AFP) - A Paris court on Thursday dropped the case against French footballers Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery, who had been accused of having sex with underage prostitute Zahia Dehar.

The court also dropped the case against Ribery's brother-in-law, but handed down sentences ranging from three months suspended to one year plus an extra year suspended to five others accused of pimping.

Bayern Munich and France winger Ribery's lawyer, Carlo Alberto Brusa, said that his client "had goosebumps" when he was told the news.

"This affair will nevertheless leave behind a little field of ruins," he added.

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