SCRIPT:Congo: Peace at What Price?

But Bourguet's French lawyer says his client admits he was involved in a network of UN personnel who had sex with underage girls in the Congo and elsewhere. Something he claims had previously been tolerated by UN officials.

BRIAN ROSS

And what about the young women who he raped and photographed?

WILLIAM SWING

They're -again ...

BRIAN ROSS

Have you made any effort to find them?

WILLIAM SWING

They're young women. We will make an effort to find them and we will make an effort to include them under our victim support program. That's what we have to do -try to do ...

BRIAN ROSS

But none of that's happened yet?

WILLIAM SWING

I'm not aware that it has.

BRIAN ROSS

Why not?

WILLIAM SWING

Perhaps we don't -perhaps they don't know where they are. I don't know.

BRIAN ROSS

In fact, none of victims we talked with in the Congo had received any help of any kind, psychological or financial from the UN. Including this 14-year-old rape victim. Police say she was on her way to village well for water when two blue helmeted UN troops from Morocco stopped her. One raped her.

ACCUSER, FEMALE

He asked me not to shout and when I start to shout, he put his hand over my mouth.

BRIAN ROSS

The family took their devastated daughter to the police and a doctor from an aid group filed this rape report with the UN.

MOTHER, FEMALE

I'm really sad all the time. Just imagine, you send your daughter to get some water and she comes back completely different. All of a sudden, she's an adult and what you've done before as a parent doesn't count anymore.

BRIAN ROSS

The family says the UN Moroccan commander showed up the day after the rape and insulted them by offering money for the case to be dropped. They have not heard anything since.

FATHER, MALE

These people came here saying, "we are going to help the Congolese people." But now, they are here doing this? They have really come to punish us here in Congo.

BRIAN ROSS

The UN insists it is cracking down on sex crimes, with steps that include a tough curfew for UN personnel and a strict enforcement of UN code of conduct, which prohibits prostitution and even the presence of UN employees in places where prostitutes are available.

WILLIAM SWING

This is a zero tolerance policy we have.

BRIAN ROSS

You're saying you do not tolerate any prostitution?

WILLIAM SWING

No prostitution at all.

BRIAN ROSS

But it was just two days earlier that we had seen UN civilian personnel putting prostitutes in their UN vehicles in the Congolese town of Goma. It was 1:00 AM, well after the new strict midnight curfew for UN civilian employees.

BRIAN ROSS

Is that zero tolerance?

WILLIAM SWING

No, and that's what we're determined to fix. And I thank you for giving me the information so I can follow up on it.

BRIAN ROSS

You did not know about that?

WILLIAM SWING

I did not know about that, no.

BRIAN ROSS

How is it you weren't aware of that? I mean, we could go there and see it and there was -appeared to be no effort by anybody in the UN ...

WILLIAM SWING

Well, perhaps my senior management there wasn't aware of it. And I will find out right away.

BRIAN ROSS

We saw some of the senior management in the restaurant at the time, leaving at the same time some of the UN people did with the prostitutes.

WILLIAM SWING

I appreciate the information. I will look into it. It's not yet where we want to be but we will get there, I promise you.

BRIAN ROSS

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