The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, released by the US State Department, explicitly mentions Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in relation to involvement in underage prostitution and human trafficking.Here’s the key passage from the report:
“In February 2011, judges set a trial date for Prime Minister Berlusconi for the alleged commercial sexual exploitation of a Moroccan child; media reports indicate evidence of third party involvement in the case, indicating the girl was a victim of trafficking.”
The Moroccan child in question would be “Ruby the Heart Stealer”, a 17 year old prostitute who allegedly attended Berlusconi’s notorious “bunga bunga” parties.
Berlusconi is still facing trial over his involvement with “Ruby”, along with a number of other corruption charges in Milan.
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