Italian woman, 90, on trial for running a brothel

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The brothel was found in Rome's Monti district. Photo: Moyan Brenn
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A 90-year-old Italian woman is facing trial for the second time for allegedly running a brothel just a few metres away from the Colosseum.

The brothel was discovered in a two-storey building in the nearby Monti district of Rome, Il Messaggero reported.

Prosecutors say it operated for a number of years before being discovered in 2012, with women's services reportedly being bought for €30.

During a routine check in the street, a customer was caught walking into the brothel hand-in-hand with a “young foreigner wearing ostentatious and revealing clothes,” the newspaper said.

After further investigation, the authorities discovered a well-organized brothel, with the 90-year-old handling the money, taking appointments and supplying condoms to the girls.

The woman, named as Marisa M and originally from Bologna, was arrested for the first time in the 1990s for also running a brothel in the same area.

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Aged 69 at the time, she was managing the place with two other women.

By Anna Pujol Mazzini

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