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Italian high court finds ‘romance’ in 60-year-old man’s sex with 11-year-old, overturns sentence
LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-18-13 | Hilary White

Posted on 12/18/2013 8:23:55 PM PST by ReformationFan

An Italian high court has dismissed the sentence in a case of pedophilia on the grounds that there was “romance” involved between the 60 year-old social services worker and the 11 year-old girl in his care.

Pietro Lamberti, who works for the social services department of Catanzaro in Calabria in the south, was found in bed with the girl, described as “disadvantaged” in the press, by local police who raided his house in June 2011. The Court of Cassation overturned a five-year sentence for a conviction of sexual violence against a minor.

Italy’s age of consent is 14 and rises to 16 when the older party is judged to be in a position of authority over the child.

The court ruled to overturn the sentence upon hearing claims that the girl was “in love” with the man and pursued him. The case must now return to the local court in Cantazaro for retrial. Police said they had gathered evidence from “hundreds” of wiretaps of telephone conversations.

The court heard that Lamberti had tried to dissuade the girl and refrain from consummating the relationship for fear of impregnating her. He reportedly told her, “This is a secret that we have to bring up to grave.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 11yrold; 60yrold; homonaziagenda; italy; moralabsolutes; pedophileagenda; pedophilia; positionofauthority; shameful
Meanwhile, Italian courts seems to be in race with American ones to see which one is more psychotic.
1 posted on 12/18/2013 8:23:56 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

And we thought things were bad here.....


2 posted on 12/18/2013 8:26:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ReformationFan

A government protecting a government worker? Say it isn’t so!


3 posted on 12/18/2013 8:29:39 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ReformationFan

Excuse me while I go vomit.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 8:30:36 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: ReformationFan

Don’t forget Swedish courts who just gave an 8 year old child to a convicted pedophile and child pornographer.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 8:30:50 PM PST by Viennacon (Right vs. Left...... is Right vs. Wrong!)
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To: Viennacon

I have to join wastedyears and go puke now.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 8:34:50 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ReformationFan

Coming soon to the USA.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 8:38:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Farmer Dean

And we thought things were bad here.....

And two days ago J. Matt Barber wrote an article where he said under Obama one of Americas chief exports was immorality, I disagreed then and this is one of the reasons why. While there are dark days right now in America, we are still a shining light of virtue compared to Europe and other countries.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 8:41:15 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ReformationFan

this is simply disgusting

these judges need to be removed from the bench and flogged


9 posted on 12/18/2013 8:42:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ReformationFan

The idiotic Italian courts are the same ones who have been tormented Amanda Knox for years. Persecute the innocent and excuse the guilty. Vile & disgusting.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 8:45:41 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: ReformationFan

Prepare for the following:

“It’s about love! How can you judge their love, you evil hater bigot?!”


11 posted on 12/18/2013 8:46:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

I guess that those of us who find this to e vile shall soon be labeled as “paedophobes” or some other bally silly name.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 8:49:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

You can bet it’ll be something “The kids have a right to love too” of course these are impressionable and coerced children


13 posted on 12/18/2013 8:51:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ReformationFan

NAMBLA is sharpening it’s teeth as we read this...


14 posted on 12/18/2013 9:01:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: ReformationFan

Is his name Muhammad?


15 posted on 12/18/2013 9:05:02 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: ReformationFan

I have an 11 yo granddaughter

and I would find “romance” in putting a bullet between the eyes of any b that touched her...


16 posted on 12/18/2013 9:26:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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Ex liberal girl friend looked at me like I was absolutely nuts and an idiot neanderthal for mentioning that stuff like this would become more frequent and normalized as a result of the acceptance of the gay movement.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 9:40:00 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: ReformationFan
Since the courts have failed her maybe she will meet someone
who will teach her an effective way to deal with perverts.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 9:52:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Farmer Dean

They are. It won’t be long before that kind of perversion becomes “the civil rights cause of our time.”


19 posted on 12/18/2013 9:57:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep


20 posted on 12/18/2013 9:59:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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21 posted on 12/18/2013 10:01:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ReformationFan

60 years old?

What the hell’s in the spaghetti sauce over there these days?


22 posted on 12/18/2013 10:50:36 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

Dunno, but I can tell you what’s in the wate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/world/europe/12iht-cocaine.html


23 posted on 12/18/2013 11:33:14 PM PST by pluvmantelo (Vanities don't belong in the news/activism forum!)
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To: House Atreides
The idiotic Italian courts are the same ones who have been tormented Amanda Knox for years. Persecute the innocent and excuse the guilty. Vile & disgusting.

If someone high up enough in Italian government doesn't like the results of the trial, he can always be retried.

24 posted on 12/19/2013 4:20:57 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: GeronL

You’re being far too kind.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 4:30:01 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: ReformationFan
Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: dsrtsage

That’s because to her, once her advocacy was fulfilled, she could call herself a “good person”.

No need to examine any consequences beyond that.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 6:52:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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