Father finds video of soldier sexually abusing his 5-year-old daughterBy Mason White 3:23 PM July 5, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Two soldiers are being investigated after a father found a video of his daughter being sexually abused.
The French soldiers have been suspended over allegations that they sexually abused children, including a 5-year-old girl, while operating in West Africa.
The French defence ministry has confirmed that one soldier is accused of committing the crime while another soldier recorded the act.
The victim’s parents knew the soldiers. The victim’s father reviewed a video camera and found the disturbing video, recognizing his daughter as the victim.
The father reported the soldiers to the police, who said that they had another complaint against the same soldier involving a second child.
“Two French soldiers on mission in Burkina Faso, were suspected of engaging in acts of a sexual nature with two children,” the defence ministry said in a statement.
The French military police traveled to Niger to conduct a full investigation into the matter.