Karima el-Mahroug, aka Ruby. Photo AP
Premier Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an under-age
Moroccan teen 13 times at his villa near Milan, prosecutors
said in a document filed on Tuesday seeking indictments against
three aides for allegedly soliciting prostitutes for the
The seven-page document, obtained by The Associated Press,
alleges that the sex-fuelled parties started with dinner,
progressed to erotic dancing involving the premier and
culminated with Berlusconi's choice of a sex partner, or
Prosecutors have formally closed the investigation and are
seeking indictments against the three aides, whom they accuse
of identifying possible sex partners for Berlusconi and
informing them of payment and other compensation "that they
would have received for their sexual availability."
The premier separately faces trial in Milan April 6 on
charges of under-age prostitution and using his influence to
cover it up.
A judge must now decide whether to indict the three aides,
and start a separate trial.
Berlusconi has denies all charges, and his lawyers have filed
a complaint to Rome prosecutors, saying they feared a setup.
Ruby also has denied having had sex with the premier, and
says she has never acted as a prostitute.
Besides the Moroccan teen, Karima el-Mahroug, known by her
nickname Ruby, the document identifies 32 other women whom
the three aides involved in parties at Berlusconi's villa
The prosecutors allege that aides have acted together in a
criminal scheme to induce Ruby into prostitution.
The document says that Ruby "committed sexual acts with
Silvio Berlusconi, for payment in cash and other
compensation, at his residence" outside of Milan on 13
occasions from February 14-May 2, 2010, the document says.
Ruby, who has since turned 18, was 17 at the time.
According to the document, the evenings proceeded in three
phases. Dinner was followed by erotic dancing, dubbed "bunga,
bunga." During this phase, the women were either masked, did
a striptease or erotic dance "touching each other mutually,
touching or being touched in their intimate areas by Silvio