An Italian judge indicted Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl. He has been ordered to stand trial in April. The prime minister has denied any wrongdoing and is fighting back against charges in the media. Despite the scandal, Berlusconi has refused to step down. The New York Times' Rachel Donadio reports from Rome.
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