Silvio Berlusconi acquitted in underage prostitution trial

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi takes place prior the Italian Serie A football match between Parma vs AC Milan at Ennio Tardini Stadium in Parma on March 17, 2012
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An Italian appeals court acquits AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi after he was found guilty of having sex with an underage prostitute.

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has been acquitted by an Italian appeals court after he was accused of having sex with an underage prostitute.

The 77-year-old was originally given a seven-year jail term after he was found guilty of paying 17-year-old Karima El Mahroug for sex at a 'bunga bunga' party.

A panel of judges considered the case in Milan this afternoon, where Berlusconi was not present, and have acquitted the former Italy prime minister.

Berlusconi is currently carrying out community service at a centre for patients with Alzheimer's near Milan after he was convicted of tax fraud in October 2012.

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