French soldiers accused of raping starving children

(Al-Jazeera) France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

The French government “was made aware at the end of July 2014 by the UN’s high commissioner for human rights of accusations by children that they had been sexually abused by French soldiers”, the defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

An investigation was opened shortly after by Paris prosecutors, it said.

French President Francois Hollande vowed to “show no mercy” if the troops were found guilty.

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Source:: World Net Daily – World

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