Woman in Berlusconi investigation says she had sex with him

By JPOST.COM STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 23, 2011 15:56

 
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In an investigation into Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's sexual relations with young woman, one of woman has been to first to come forth and say publicly that she had sex with the prime minister.

Twenty-five-year-old Maria Ester Garcia Polanco said in a newspaper interview Saturday that she did not have sex with Berlusconi for money, but rather to show her appreciation because he paid for medical treatments for her five-year-old daughter and helped her find a job in television.

Prosecutors have placed Berlusconi and three associates under investigation, alleging he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl nicknamed Ruby and used his office to cover it up. Prosecutors have said Berlusconi had sex with several prostitutes during parties at his Milan estate.

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