Po­lice­man handed jail term for rape

Observer on Saturday - - News -

ROME - An Ital­ian Cara­binieri po­lice of­fi­cer was sen­tenced to four years and eight months' im­pris­on­ment on Thurs­day for the rape of two US stu­dents in Florence last year. Of­fi­cer Marco Ca­muffo was one of two of­fi­cers who picked up two univer­sity ex­change stu­dents out­side a night­club and gave them a lift home in Septem­ber 2017. The women later re­ported they were sex­u­ally as­saulted in­side their flat. Ca­muffo had been sen­tenced in a fast­track trial, a form of trial in Italy that al­lows for more le­nient sen­tenc­ing, the ANSA news agency re­ported. The pros­e­cu­tion had asked for a jail term of five years and eight months, ANSA added.

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