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Six-year term requested in Berlusconi sex trial

Six-year term requested in Berlusconi sex trial

Milan, May 13 - A prosecutor on Monday requested a six-year combined jail term for ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi in his sex trial in Milan. The prosecutor also called for Berlusconi to be banned for life from holding public office. Berlusconi is charged with allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute known as Ruby and allegedly abusing his position to spring her from a police station on an unrelated theft claim. The three-time premier and media magnate was facing maximum possible terms of three years and 12 years respectively. Berlusconi and Ruby deny having sex and the ex-premier claims the case is the latest example of allegedly left-wing prosecutors trying to hound him from office. Boccassini told the court there was "no doubt" Ruby was a prostitute and had had sex with Berlusconi.

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