Brazilian soccer star Falcao has quit his job for allegedly sexually abusing a woman.
Falcao, 69 – a star of midfield at the 1982 World Cup – is said to have rubbed his crotch on a hotel worker.
She is said to have told the police that there was at least one witness and that the incident was recorded on video surveillance.
A sex crimes police unit is investigating the allegations.
The star – whose full name is Paulo Roberto Falcao – denies wrongdoing but resigned as sporting director at Brazilian club Santos.
Falcao made his name as a leading defensive midfielder at Internacional before joining Italian side Roma in 1980.
He won 34 caps for Brazil.
At the height of his career, Falcao was one of the biggest stars of the Brazil national team, playing against English contemporaries like Kevin Kegan and Glenn Hoddle.
He played at club level for Internacional, Roma and Sao Paulo and was once the highest paid player in the world.
He later coached the Brazilian national team and managed Internacional three times before taking up the post of sporting coordinator at Santos in November.