Located just off the coast of southeast India, Sri Lanka is an impressively large island nation with more than 20 million citizens.
Their women share many physical features with Indian girls and appear in a wide range of amateur sex scenes from solo masturbation to hardcore with a little voyeur mixed in for a thrill.
The AP interviewed alleged victims, current and former UN officials and investigators and sought answers from 23 countries on the number of peacekeepers who faced such allegations and, what if anything, was done to investigate.
With rare exceptions, few nations responded to repeated requests, while the names of those found guilty are kept confidential, making accountability impossible to determine.
Additionally, in many instances, military personnel believed to be perpetrators stay in the military.
The AP piece notes that “[s]ome of the peacekeepers involved in the ring were still in the Sri Lankan military as of last year, Sri Lankan military officials say.
Over the course of three years, he said he had sex with more than 100 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, averaging about four a day.Although 114 of the peacekeepers were sent home, none was ever jailed for the abuse. An Associated Press investigation of UN missions during the past 12 years found an estimated 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and UN personnel around the world — signalling the crisis is much larger than previously known.More than 300 of the allegations involved children, but only a fraction of the alleged perpetrators were jailed.The Associated Press recently published a very disturbing story about how UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka ran a sex ring in Haiti some years ago.According to the piece, “[t]he Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12.” More broadly, when these sorts of violations take place, perpetrators rarely face justice: Justice for victims like V01 [Victim Number 1] is rare.