http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6195830.stm Children have been subjected to rape and prostitution by United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia, a BBC investigation has found. ... The assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations acknowledges that sexual abuse is widespread. ... "We've had a problem probably since the inception of peacekeeping - problems of this kind of exploitation of vulnerable populations," Jane Holl Lute told the BBC. ... Under UN regulations, military personnel cannot be prosecuted in the country where they are serving, and it is up to the courts in their home countries to prosecute crimes committed.