By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 18:29 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 20:46 BST, 14 September 2020
Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder has made a confession in the investigation over child pornography allegations, a report in his native country has claimed.
The bombshell revelation emerged after Metzelder took action against a press release issued by the Dusseldorf District Court, which had outlined the prosecution's indictment against the ex-footballer.
Investigators have accused the 39-year-old of having possessed 297 files of child pornographic content, and he is also said to have sent 29 images and videos of a similar nature via WhatsApp to three women last year.
Christoph Metzelder has been accused of possessing and distributing child pornography
Der Spiegel claim that it is unknown to what extent