Contributed by Lisa Thompson
This article provides an update on allegations that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi the debauched womanizer purchased sex from a minor. The Moroccan minor, a known prostitute denies having sex with the Prime Minister however, she is shown on video but does NOT deny that he has showered her with luxuries and expensive gifts.
Apparently it is not illegal to have sex with an underage girl so long as he does not pay for it. Consequently, the lavish gifts amount to paying for it! An Italian judge has ordered him to stand trial!
Italy’s Berlusconi indicted in prostitution probe
By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press Colleen Barry, Associated Press
MILAN – Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, who has dodged corruption trials and no-confidence votes with the skill of an Olympic athlete, faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power Tuesday when a judge ordered him to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.
Berlusconi is going on trial April 6 in Milan on charges that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl and then tried to cover it up. Berlusconi has been in court for a number of business-related charges, but this is the first time the 74-year-old billionaire businessman is being tried for personal conduct.