The U.S. State Department has included Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the list of persons associated with trafficking. U.S. State Department report published each year and is based on data from 180 countries.
"In February 2011 the judge charged the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on suspicion of commercial sexual exploitation of girls in Morocco" - the report said.
The document also notes the existence of evidence, according to which the girl was the victim of human trafficking. In addition, Berlusconi is accused of aiding and abetting prostitution.
Italian opposition party called the incident "shameful yet another insult" to the country, which has already become a laughing stock in connection with the sex scandals surrounding the prime minister.