Sleepless nights for father of girl allegedly abused by French soldier

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<cite class="byline vcard top-line">By Romaric Ollo Hien 3 hours ago</cite>
 
A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged in Paris
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Ouagadougou (AFP) - Ben Ouedraogo hasn't been able to sleep since the discovery of a video that appears to show a French soldier sexually abusing his fiver-year-old daughter at a swimming pool in Burkina Faso.

"What happened is horrible," the 31-year-old artist tells AFP, on the verge of tears.

"It's like something out of a film... But there's a point when I have to stand up and fight for these children, for my daughter, to keep their honour because it's disgusting, disgusting," he says.

Ouedraogo has been living in torment since Sunday, when a film of his daughter and her three-year-old friend being touched by a French soldier during an afternoon out at a swimming pool was discovered.

Two French soldiers were detained over the incident. One was charged Friday with sexually abusing both of the girls and recording images of a pornographic nature involving a minor, while the second was freed without charge.

The children met them during an afternoon outing to the pool with the mother of the younger girl. The two men were so charming -- one of them particularly good with the kids -- that the mother invited them to her house for coffee.

Ouedraogo recalls meeting the two French special forces troops hours later when he went to pick up his daughter: "These were beefy soldiers, sturdy."

When they left, they forgot their GoPro portable camera, which instead of showing skydiving or fighting, contained images of the two girls being abused, apparently by one of the soldiers.

Ouedraogo has still not seen the tape, which the mother of the other child took to the French embassy.

 

- 'Taken for idiots' -

 

The two men were swiftly repatriated to France, which is still reeling from another alleged child sex abuse scandal involving French troops in Central African Republic that only came to light after it was leaked to the British press.

French judicial and military authorities have launched an investigation into the latest claims, as have police in Burkina Faso.

Still, Ouedraogo becomes increasingly agitated as he describes how he was dismissed by the French police officers sent from neighbouring Niger to investigate the allegations.

"Why are they not being judged here? There is a justice system, laws" in Burkina Faso, he says. "That means anyone can do whatever they want if they are a French soldier abroad."

Ouedraogo has hired a lawyer in France who specialises in child abuse cases, and says he hopes for harsh punishments for the two men "so that they never do such a thing again".

He has also lodged a complaint in Burkina Faso against the repatriation of the soldiers.

"Me and my family have been taken for idiots... I thank heaven, God, that my daughter has not realised what is happening."

The one bright spot in the sordid affair, Ouedraogo says, is that his daughter managed to escape without injuries and can still smile, laugh and sing.

Still, "she knows very well that, with all that has happened, the questions she has been asked, something is not normal," he adds.

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  That's cuz the girls were BLACK.  If it had been a skank white female runaway in America selling her body for drugs and say a BLACK man touched her?  First there would have been a thorough investigation in the military BEFORE foot was  back on base AND they would have CHOSEN some black man to be the pasty-even if he didn't do it or if the allegations were FALSE...massa would have made it stick like he has for MANY black men in PRISON today as a result of some white skank accusing them/him of "rape" or molestation.   They continue to wipe their boots on Africa....even in this day and time.  Wow!  But! 

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The question that should be asked is "why are men so brutal and savage?"  What happens to these men of the world that makes them turn from little boys to the horrendous monsters they become worldwide??  If these men had daughters and sons is this the way they'd like them to become adults?  No one's going to be able to live when everyone becomes rapists and killers.  That seems the path everyone's going.

 

Every woman on the planet is some mother's daughter and every son is some man's son. Human beings come from human beings.  The human brain wiring is circuited, big time!!!! Killing, hating, dangerous, savage, filthy bastards. Killing, blowing up everything, decapitating, raping everything.  It's beyond terrible what "humans" are these days. Has nothing to do with skin coloring either, what affects men now has nothing to do with skin color. There are no words for what's supposedly "male".

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"That's cuz the girls were BLACK.  If it had been a skank white female runaway in America selling her body for drugs and say a BLACK man touched her?" 

 

OMG! This is so ridiculous! Boo Boo, you obviously live in a fish tank. Rape of women by military occupiers is as old as salt! One thing that was never talked about was the widespread brutal mass raping of German women by the Russians after WWII. And yes, there were American solders doing it also. It happened in Viet Nam. The Japanese showed absolutely no mercy to Filipino, Chinese and Korean women. They raped adult, teen, young and small female children! Didn't matter! It was horrific.

 

The black Africans are among the most notorious and brutal of the rapists -by military, guerrilla insurgents and civilians. Even though it is not talked about, the Syrians and ISIS animals are doing it while you are reading this post. Look what has and is happening to the black Sudanese women in Dafur by the army -do your own research!

 

When I was in Japan, there were Japanese and Okinawan women being raped by US service men (and yes -over half the rapes were committed by Negroes!). Why do you think the Okinawan's  are so steadfast in removing US bases? 

 

I personally met a young woman many years ago sitting at a bus stop outside a Marine base. She had just came back from Okinawa. She was raped and impregnated. The command would not and did not do anything. At that time, if a woman became pregnant, she was automatically discharged (not anymore however). She told her parents who were hard core fanatical Christian zealots -they told her not to come home. The Navy was discharging her, she was about eight months pregnant, no job, parents rejected her for being pregnant, no where to go and no one cared. I remember asking her what she was going to do. She said, "I don't know. I really don't know". I'll never forget that.......

 

Bottom line:It has nothing to do with race Sweetie! And much as I detest and think it is disgustingly cowardly and totally unjustifiable -it happens! You need to Google what has and is happening to US service women. It's disgusting!

  @Xeon"  No it's YOU that's ridiculous.  Cuz as we all know Europeans and Arabs[including some Asians countrymen] are the ORIGINAL rapists.  Cuz why?  It is THEY who started all this violent sex and slavery against women and children....hell they did it to their OWN people first.  So quite naturally....they will TAKE that evil aboard.    And those you have mentioned in terms of raping innocent people including African women....have been trained to do so.  It's part of that historic military code. Rape the women....plunder the land.  So don't give me that focking history bullshyte you're attempting to spew.  We know that massa and his boys are the original rapists and pedophiles..invaders of land that don't belong to them.  So don't try to distract what I said.  I'ma gonna repeat it....if the African girls were WHITE the international press/media would have had a field day and been on it day and night to condone the act. But since it's black girls like those ones taken in Nigeria....the deed against them are MINIMIZED.  As if these girls lives and chasity[sp] don;'t matter.  Well....you're soooooooooo WRONG!!!!

 

Plus we know how the US military is and have always been.  So...you ain't sayin' NOTHING..but flapping your gums to negate the fact that African girls have been the targets for SICK soldiers and rebels from the 7th Century to this very day.  So what you said?  Is pointless....and focking ridiculous.  The ONLY reason why I responded to your ass in the first place is because of your vile, unsympathic[sp], unemotional stance against CHILDREN on this post and on another thread.  Black children at that.  What kind of MONSTER are you where you don't even have empathy for the children in your culture?  That is...if you are in fact black which I doubt.  And another thang.....don't call me SWEETIE.  Or Boo Boo.  None of dat.     But!

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"Xeon"  No it's YOU that's ridiculous.  Cuz as we all know Europeans and Arabs[including some Asians countrymen] are the ORIGINAL rapists.  Cuz why?  It is THEY who started all this violent sex and slavery against women and children....hell they did it to their OWN people first."

 

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! That's funny! THEY started all this violent sex and slavery against women and children?? WTF??? What does that mean? Your statement is absurd and a mockery of reality. So ridiculous it's not worthy of a response. Next....

 

" And those you have mentioned in terms of raping innocent people including African women....have been trained to do so."

 

Trained to do so????  My whom? How do you train people to rape and torture? Where and when did this training take place and who is conducting the training? And what weak and sick mind "could be trained" to rape women and children?  Please provide details. I'm fascinated with this assertion....

 

 It's part of that historic military code. Rape the women....plunder the land.  So don't give me that focking history bullshyte you're attempting to spew.

 

Wrong! IT IS NOT PART OF A MILITRARY CODE! What military code is it? It is ruthless and immoral behavior that is allowed to happen by undisciplined  and rouge commanders. But it is not a military code. Let me ask you something. I'm sure in your life you have met men who were in WWII, Korean, Viet Nam, Operation Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Did you ever hear any of them mention that part of their "military training" was rape? Did anyone tell you they personally witnessed such "training"?  Yeah...there ya go...I thought so.......

 

 "We know that massa and his boys are the original rapists and pedophiles..invaders of land that don't belong to them."

 

Really? So, according to you -enslaving, torture and rape did not exist until "massa" did it? Prior to "massa and his boys (?)" -no other ethnicity or race did such things? In fact, according to you, they invented while non-whites never indulged nor imagined such behavior?  Correct? Hmmmm...OK...Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

 

 " So don't try to distract what I said.  I'ma gonna repeat it....if the African girls were WHITE the international press/media would have had a field day and been on it day and night to condone the act."

 

Ok. I agree. But remember -where was the international outrage when women and girls were being mass raped during the Bosnia war? They were white....

 

" But since it's black girls like those ones taken in Nigeria....the deed against them are MINIMIZED.  As if these girls lives and chasity[sp] don;'t matter."

 

I do agree with you. But you should consider this. For some odd and strange reason, the international general public seems to have an aversion to stories of rape. When the Serbians were mass raping Bosnian women and girls, there was little fanfare or interest. Same thing in Africa where raping of African women seems to be normal. South Africa is considered the rape capital of the world. Where is the African outrage? Why are the black African nations governments not declaring a war on this insidious behavior?

 

"Plus we know how the US military is and have always been."

 

You know what? Again, provide details. I was in the US military and I never saw nor heard  of such things (rape training). I've met countless veterans from peace time to every military conflict and interdiction in the last 75 years and I have never, ever heard anyone suggest nor hint that they were instructed or trained to rape! You could not conceal nor hide such behavior (rape training). My God woman! You are so desperate to make a point you would inject such a warped fantasy for fact just to make a nefarious point???

 

 "So...you ain't sayin' NOTHING..but flapping your gums to negate the fact that African girls have been the targets for SICK soldiers and rebels from the 7th Century to this very day".

 

Excuse me??? Where did you see I approved or was indifferent to this outrageous and sickening behavior? WHERE IS YOUR PROOF?

 

" the ONLY reason why I responded to your ass in the first place is because of your vile, unsympathic[sp], unemotional stance against CHILDREN on this post and on another thread.  Black children at that.  What kind of MONSTER are you where you don't even have empathy for the children in your culture? "

 

Ummm...you obviously have me confused with someone else my dear. I have never -ever in my life excused nor expressed indifference to this type of unacceptable behavior. I detest rapsits and child molesters. My heart goes out to any woman and child (or man) that has been subjected to this sickening behavior. As a child, I was almost molested myself on two seperate occasions by two different individuals. Thank God I was able to get away in both instances. WHY WOULD I NOT HAVE EMPATHY?  You are wrong and you need to apologize for your egregious mischaracterizations....

 

French Soldier in Burkina Faso Charged In Another Case of Child Molestation by Foreign Military Personnel In Africa

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A French soldier has been charged with child abuse over claims a video was discovered showing him touching young girls at a swimming pool in Burkina Faso.

Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for Paris prosecutors, on Saturday confirmed that the soldier had been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. A second suspect was freed without charge.

Two soldiers were repatriated on Wednesday and arrested on Thursday, days after they left a GoPro portable camera at the home of one of the alleged victims, which allegedly contained footage of the soldier abusing the girls, ages 3 and 5.

It is the second case of alleged sexual abuse of minors by French soldiers in Africa to surface in recent months after The Guardian was passed the internal report on the sexual exploitation of children by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.

There are about 220 French soldiers stationed in Burkina Faso as part of a French anti-terrorism operation covering five regional countries spanning from Mali to Chad.

The father of one of the alleged victims told Agence France-Presse his daughter met the two soldiers during an afternoon outing to the pool with the mother of the younger girl.

The two men were so charming – one of them particularly good with the children – that the mother invited them to her house for coffee, the French news agency reported.

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