Berlusconi acquitted in sex case

Ex-Italian premier was accused of paying teen prostitute

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 2:45 a.m.

Italy’s former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the Sacra Famiglia institute in Cesano Boscone, Italy, on Friday.

An Italian appeals court Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower-court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.

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