Pakistani peacekeepers sent home over rape charge

A U.N. official says three Pakistani policemen that are part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti have been found guilty of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Spokesman Martin Nesirky said Tuesday Pakistani military judges who traveled to Haiti ordered a court-martial of the three policemen.

He said the three have been sent back to Pakistan, where they will be dishonorably discharged and serve a jail sentence.

Two of the peacekeepers were sentenced to a year in prison for their role in raping a 14-year-old Haitian boy.

A Pakistani official notified U.N. and Haitian authorities last week about the Pakistani military trial of the three policemen, who were based at a U.N. camp in the city of Gonaives.

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