Port Au Prince, Haiti. Rocked by earthquakes, civil unrest and massive Clinton Foundation fraud, the tiny, destitute island nation has a bigger problem; the people sent to protect it. An explosive report now shows that the UN “peace keeping” forces have actually been terrorizing the native Haitians and running child sex rings, exploiting the most vulnerable in society.
In the ruins of earthquake ravaged Haiti where tourists once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a living for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the UN peacekeepers moved in a few blocks away.
The men who came from a far-away place and spoke a strange language offered the Haitian children cookies and other snacks. Sometimes they gave them a few dollars. But the price was high: The United Nations peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12.
“I did not even have breasts,” said a young girl. She told UN investigators that over the next three years, from ages 12 to 15, she had sex with nearly 50 UN soldiers, including a “Commandant” who gave her 75 cents.
Legally, the United Nations claims it is in a bind. It has no jurisdiction over peacekeepers, leaving punishment to the countries that contribute the troops, who rarely do anything, other than bury cases in bureaucratic mire.
The problem was and is out of control or accountability. Investigation of UN missions during the past 12 years found nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other United Nations personnel around the world. International experts now believe the crisis is much larger than previously known. More than 300 cases of sexual activity involved children.
Back in Haiti, at least 134 United Nations peacekeepers exploited nine children in a sex ring from 2004 to 2007, according to an internal UN report marked “secret.” In the wake of the report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. None was ever prosecuted.
In one particularly grim case in Haiti, a teenage boy said he was gang-raped in 2011 by United Nations peacekeepers who filmed the alleged assault on a cellphone. Dozens of Haitian women also say they were raped, and dozens more had what is euphemistically called “survival sex” in a country where most people live on less than $2.50 a day investigators found.