UN PEACEKEEPERS ABUSED GIRLS IN CONGO
HatTip to LGF. Disgusting and messed up.
DR Congo sex abuse claims upheld
By Susannah Price
BBC News, United Nations
January 8, 2005
A United Nations inquiry has found that UN peacekeepers working in DR Congo sexually abused girls as young as 13.
The report by the UN watchdog, the Office of Internal Oversight Services, investigated abuse allegations in the north-east Congolese town of Bunia.
The probe found a pattern of sexual exploitation of women and children, which it said was continuing.
Head of UN peacekeeping Jean-Marie Guehenno said he was outraged and angered by the abuse.
The report said many of the victims were under 18, with some as young as 13.
They were usually given food or small sums of money in return for sex. (full article)