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by | 9th, July 2003

‘ITALIAN men are known the world over for their wandering eyes (and occasionally wandering hands).

But they will have to clean up their act quickly after the country’s High Court overturned a controversial ruling that decreed that pinching a woman’s bottom was not a crime.

In January 2001, it was decreed that it was not a crime for a man to pinch or touch a woman’s bottom provided it was a ‘sudden and isolated action.’

But a panel of judges sitting in Rome have decided that that is no way to treat a woman.

‘Fondling buttocks, unquestionably constitutes a sexual act because the perpetrator commits a substantive and concrete intrusion into the victim’s sexual sphere,’ they said.

‘Such acts, albeit superficial, amount to assault.”

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