Saturday, 29 July, 2000Kfor soldier 'murdered Albanian girl'
A United States soldier has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing and killing an eleven-year-old ethnic Albanian girl, while serving with K-For peacekeepers in Kosovo early this year.
Sergeant Frank Ronghi will be court-martialled in the German town of Wuerzberg on Monday, and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
This is the first time a soldier from the NATO-led K-For troops has been charged with a serious crime.
The girl's death raised tensions between peacekeepers in Kosovo and ethnic Albanians, who had already accused K-For troops of mistreatment.