At least 53 underage girls were raped by U.S. military personnel and contractors based in Colombia, according to a report prepared as part of the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group.
The 800-page document is the work of 12 experts, six picked by the government and another six by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
In a section prepared by Renan Vega Cantor, head of the Department of Social Sciences at the National Pedagogical University in the central Colombian towns of Melgar and Girardot, are compiled the cases of sexual abuse committed near the country’s largest military base, Tolemaida.
The U.S. personnel not only raped the adolescents, they videotaped the assaults and made copies to sell as pornography, according to Vega’s report.
One of the rape victims was only 12.