Kfor soldier 'murdered Albanian girl'

Saturday, 29 July, 2000

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.

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