Tuesday, November 23, 2004

UN: 150 Sex Abuse Charges in Congo Peacekeeping

No wonder Bill Clinton wants to be Secretary General of the UN.

The 'perks':

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations (news - web sites) is investigating about 150 allegations of sexual abuse by U.N. civilian staff and soldiers in the Congo, some of them recorded on videotape, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

The accusations include pedophilia, rape and prostitution, said Jane Holl Lute, an assistant secretary-general in the peacekeeping department.

Lute, an American, said there was photographic and video evidence for some of the allegations and most of the charges came to light since the spring.

Clinton was quoted as saying, "I've always believed in the UN and what they are doing. Their cause is something I can really get behind."

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