Berlusconi Named in Human Trafficking Report

Uh-oh: The name of Italian prime minister and oversexed jack-o-lantern Silvio Berlusconi shows up in the U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons 2011 report. Can you guess why? If you said, "Hmmmm, well I bet it's because he had illegal relations with that Moroccan 17-year-old dancer, Karima El Mahroug, at his haunted villa of horrors," then reward yourself with a handful of delectable Mellowcreme pumpkins, because you are right.

The UK Telegraph provides an excerpt from the report:

"In February 2011, judges set a trial date for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for the alleged commercial sexual exploitation of a Moroccan child, media reports include indicate evidence of third party involvement in the case, indicating the girl was a victim of trafficking," the report said.

It goes on to say about him: "During the reporting period, the country's (Italy) prime minister was investigated for facilitating child prostitution."

Several Berlusconi buddies have been charged with loading up his parties with hookers, but the prime minister himself remains off the hook—and off the chain, am I right? Some Italian pols are upset about their nation's leader being named in such report because they believe it will bring shame upon them, but they'll be proud of him again once he fixes the economy.

[Telegraph. Image via AP]