US soldier charged with Kosovo killingSunday, 16 January, 2000
The American military authorities say a United States soldier serving with the international peacekeeping force in Kosovo has been charged with the sexual assault and murder of a twelve-year-old ethnic-Albanian girl.
The man, Sergeant Frank Ronghi, was arrested after the girl's body was found outside the south-eastern town of Vitina on Thursday.
He is due to be transferred to a US army prison in Germany to face court martial after a preliminary investigation in Kosovo.
The senior American commander in the K-For peacekeeping force, General Ricardo Sanchez, has met community leaders in Vitina, where he called the killing a tragic criminal act.
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