Four Real Madrid youth players arrested on suspicion of distributing underage sex video

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Spanish police have confirmed the arrest of four Real Madrid players over allegations regarding an underage sex video.

One player from the club’s reserve team, Castilla, and three from its C team, who have remained unnamed, were questioned by authorities on suspicion of distributing a video of sexual content involving a minor.

They have all been released following questioning and the seizure of data from their mobile phones.

Police say a complaint was first filed by the mother of a 16-year-old girl who is said to appear in the video, which authorities stated was made without her consent before being shared on WhatsApp.

“They were detained on suspicion of distributing a video with sexual content involving a minor,” a Guardia Civil spokesperson said.

LaLiga giants Madrid have commented on the arrests.

A statement read: “A Castilla player and three Real Madrid C players have given a statement to the Guardia Civil in relation to a complaint for the alleged dissemination of a private video on WhatsApp.

“When the club has detailed knowledge of the facts, it will adopt the appropriate measures.”