Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says that he is "not at all worried" by his indictment on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power.
In his first remarks since his indictment on February 15, the 74-year-old Berlusconi said he intended to complete the remaining two years of his mandate.
The first hearing in Berlusconi's trial is set for April 6 in Milan.
If found guilty on both charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison. He has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.
The scandal is the biggest challenge Berlusconi has faced in his political career, in which he has frequently faced allegations of corruption.
compiled from agency reports