PARIS (AP) — The head of France's professional handball league resigned Wednesday after pleading guilty to child corruption and child pornography charges — the country's latest sports scandal before it hosts next year's Paris Olympics.

In a plea deal reached with prosecutors and signed off by a Paris court, Bruno Martini was handed a 12-month suspended prison sentence, said his lawyer, Elie Dottelonde. The president of the National Handball League also was fined 2,500 euros (US$2,700) and barred from working in professions that come in contact with children for five years, his attorney said.

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