Some French soldiers in CAR abuse probe identified: source

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 6:46 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic while there on peacekeeping duties have been identified, a French judicial source said on Thursday.

The matter came to light this week when Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had acquired a U.N. report that raised allegations of the rape of young boys by French troops.

The source said an initial reading of that report suggested 14 soldiers were involved in the alleged abuse, which took place between December 2013 and June 2014. Subsequent French inquiries had identified some of them, the source said.

(Reporting by Chine Labbe; writing by Mark John; editing by Dominique Vidalon)