Eight-year-old boy found working in Italy factory

Eight-year-old boy found working in Italy factory
The minors were found working at a leather factory in Lombardy: Photo: Kent Kanouse
The owner of a leather factory in the Lombardy region has been charged with exploiting child labour after an eight-year-old boy was found working on the premises.

Italy’s financial police also found a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old working at the Chinese-owned factory in Olgiate Olona, a town in Varese province, Corriere reported.

The police found the child workers, who were assembling parts on leather products for well-known fashion brands, during a routine inspection. All three were the children of staff members.

Police have carried out 16 factory inspections in recent months, during which 22 people were found to be working illegally, including eight foreigners.

Some 100,000 products were also seized due to safety violations.

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