Italian PM Berlusconi charged for buying underage sex

19:24, February 15, 2011      

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial for paying a minor for sex and abuse of power, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Italian prosecutors on Wednesday filed a 782-page request making the case that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is guilty of abusing the power of his high office and of paying for sex with a minor. Many in Italy say the outcome of the case may decide Berlusconi's political fate.

Berlusconi has faced at least 17 official criminal and civil allegations since he first entered Italian politics in 1994. But this time things could be different, as pollsters say the accusations are resonating with a weary Italian public, and the case appears to be well-constructed to make a conviction more likely.

Source: Xinhua
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