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Verdict due for Portugal's child sex trial

A panel of judges is to deliver its verdict on a child sex abuse trial in Portugal, more than five years after court hearings began.

Seven defendants, which include a former TV presenter, a former ambassador and a former top official, face more than 800 charges.

They're accused of involvement in an alleged paedophile ring making use of children from the Casa Pia, a state-run network of homes and schools looking after more than 4,000 needy children.

Jenny Wivell reports.

  • 03 Sep 2010