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# Underage Sex

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# South Dublin
Teenager accused of having sex with underage girl bids to stop trial
The teenager says the DPP failed to prosecute the case in a proper or expeditious manner.
# Accused
Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos
The prince reiterated denials that have been made on his behalf by Buckingham Palace, telling business leaders his focus is on his work.
# Underage Sex
Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested
That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.
# Verdict
Ribery and Benzema cleared on underage sex charges
The judge however convicted five other men linked to the controversy.
# Italy
Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial
Italy’s constitutional court has rejected a claim by former premier Silvio Berlusconi which he had hoped would block a trial against him which could see him booted out of politics.
# Berlusconi
Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.
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# Courts
'Romeo and Juliet' sex ruling shows inequality of law - charity
Underage boys can be prosecuted for having sex but girls cannot, the Supreme Court ruled today.
# Italy
Prosecutors: Berlusconi slept with teenager 13 times
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of paying for sex with an underage girl during an investigation against three of his aides, accused of procuring prostitutes for the premier.