Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Karima el Mahroug (file pic)
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Italian ex-PM Berlusconi sentenced in Ruby sex case

Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from public office for having sex with an underage prostitute.

But Mr Berlusconi remains a free man while he appeals against the Milan court ruling.

Both the 76-year-old media tycoon and the Moroccan woman concerned, Karima El Mahroug, deny they had sex.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 24 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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