Carlos Cruz sentenced to seven years for paedophile offences

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One of Portugal's most famous television presenters and a former ambassador were among six men found guilty yesterday of involvement with a paedophile prostitution ring that exploited children from state-run orphanages. The guilty verdicts handed down to TV presenter Carlos Cruz and the five others exposed the truth of more than three decades of rumours about systematic abuse of young boys at the 230-year-old Casa Pia network of orphanages. [...]

Cruz, 68, who was once voted Portugal's most popular man, had paid for sex with a 14-year-old, the judges declared. He also abused at least one other boy.

source: Article 'Carlos Cruz sentenced to seven years for paedophile offences'; www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/03/portugal-paedophile-ring; The Guardian; 3 September 2010