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Italy / Court of Cassation, Criminal Section III / 20521

Court of Appeal of Bologna

Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Court of Cassation, Criminal Section III
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
19/04/2011

Key facts of the case:

The Court of Appeal of Bologna condemned the defendant for having saved child-pornography materials on his personal computer and other disks. Further, the defendant was condemned for having forced, through violence and menace, a sixteen-year-old girl to undergo and perform sexual acts. Moreover, through online soliciting, the defendant had a fourteen-year old boy perform sexual acts on webcam, which he watched via the internet.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

The Court confirmed the previous ruling and condemned the appellant to pay the costs of the proceedings, and Euros 2,000.00 as compensation of the costs incurred by the civil party in the trial, plus any additional sums required by law.