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Italy / Court of Cassation, Criminal Section III / 4235

Release ordinance remanding the accused in custody

Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Court of Cassation, Criminal Section III
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
11/01/2011

Key facts of the case:

A man accused of forcing underage girls into prostitution, was released from detention where he awaited trial, on the orders of the pre-trial investigations judge (GIP). Further, he was also accused of forcing the girls to pose for pictures taken by himself. The Court of Bolzano, after reviewing the ordinance, upheld the decision of the GIP and ordered the release of the man under investigation. The Public Prosecutor of Bolzano appeal to the Court of Cassation against the release order.

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

The Court of Cassation annulled the release ordinance remanding the accused in custody.