DAVID PUGLIESE, OTTAWA CITIZEN (Newspaper)
Witnessing two men, one armed with a knife, sodomize the child during an incident in late 2006 helped drive the 26-year-old [former soldier, Travis Schouten] to the brink of mental collapse.
But the former corporal said the assault is just the tip of an iceberg and underneath lies the systemic sexual abuse of boys at the hands of Afghanistan’s POLICE and ARMY. It’s something he said the Canadian Forces has turned a blind eye to.
“It’s disgusting,” said Schouten, now retired after eight years in the military. “We’re telling people that we’re trying to build a nation there and we let this happen?”
“We allow rampant abuse of young boys at the hands of what is supposed to be their finest police officers and army officers, then what does that say?”
Schouten’s allegations that Afghanswere…
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