- Rape victim has revealed how she was forced to have sex with UN workers
- She claims peacekeepers in Haiti offered children cookies in return for sex
- In Haiti, 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited children from 2004 to 2007
A rape victim has told how she was forced to have sex with UN workers who were supposed to be on a peacekeeping mission in Haiti.
The young woman, known only as Victim Number One, recounted her harrowing story to UN investigators – detailing how she was forced to have sex with some 50 peacekeepers from the age of 12 until she was 15.
She said one ‘Commandant’ gave her 75 cents to have sex – adding it was during a time when she ‘didn’t even have breasts’.
The disturbing internal UN report uncovered abuse which was rife in Haiti between 2004 and 2007. At least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited nine children as young as 12 in a sex ring, offering them cookies and snacks in return for sex.
In the wake of the report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home thought none were imprisoned.
‘I did not even have breasts,’ said a girl, known as V01 – Victim No. 1. Sometimes she slept in U.N. trucks on the base next to the decaying resort, whose once-glamorous buildings were being overtaken by jungle…