Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as U.N. peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation.

The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for the alleged attack, which officials say occurred at a U.N. base in the small coastal town of Port-Salut. He said the four men, who returned from Haiti Friday, face the most severe penalties if convicted.