Targeted by an investigation since 2020 after the complaint of a 13-year-old teenager, Bruno Martini, 52, was arrested on Monday in Paris and placed in police custody, a source familiar with the matter added, confirming information from FranceInfo.

Questioned by AFP, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed that the athlete had been referred Tuesday evening for a "probable appearance for prior admission of guilt", after the lifting of his police custody.

At this stage, the investigators have not known of other victims, except the 13-year-old teenager, a source familiar with the matter added.

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