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Monday, September 12, 2016

Italy's Supreme Court rules public masturbation not a crime


Italy's highest court has ruled that masturbation in public is not a crime, as long as it is not conducted in the presence of minors.
 

The decision came down from the Italian Supreme Court -- La Corte di Cassazione -- in the case of a 69-year-old man, identified only as "PL," who was caught masturbating in Catania, a city on Sicily's east coast.

The man was convicted in May 2015 after he performed the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus, according to documents filed with Supreme Court. The man was sentenced to three months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of €3,200 (around $3,600).


However, the defendant's lawyer appealed the case to the country's highest court, which ruled on the side of the accused in June but only just made its decision public. Judges ruled that public masturbation out of the presence of minors is no longer deemed criminal conduct due to a change in the law last year, which decriminalized the act.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess we know where Anthony Weiner is moving after the divorce.

Anonymous said...

We are devolving as a society.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha!! Good one

Anonymous said...

Jim Ireton, gooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

Beats me how such a thing could pass legislation.

Anonymous said...

It's Italy. What more needs to be said?

Anonymous said...

What does His Holiness, the Pope think?