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Berlusconi faces fresh probe over teenage girl

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Silvio Berlusconi is facing a fresh investigation over a teenage nightclub dancer who attended parties at his private residence.

It comes a day after Italy’s top court partially struck down a law that gave him a blanket immunity from prosecution.

Magistrates will look into allegations that the prime minister paid to have sex with 17-year-old Karima El Mahroug, who used the stage name “Ruby Rubacuori” (Heartstealer).

Paying for sex with a prostitute under 18 is an offence in Italy.

Prosecutors are also examining whether he intervened improperly with police to secure her release after she was held for theft.