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Task force doubts;In brief;International

ITALY: The future of the task force of senior citizens set up to deter paedophiles is in doubt after one was arrested for the attempted rape of a 12-year-old girl, writes David Newbold.

The nonni civici (civic granddads) scheme was set up after a number of cases of child abuse on or near school premises by local authorities in the Naples area.

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