Ex-UN aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

Ex-UN aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys”

Dalglish is a high-profile humanitarian, who served as country representative of UN Habitat-Afghanistan, and is also a member of the Order of Canada.

The judge also ordered Dalglish to pay 500,000 rupees ($4,500) each as compensation to the boys, who were then 12 and 14 years old.

The humanitarian, Peter Dalglish, who worked for decades as an advocate for children in impoverished corners of the world, was convicted in June of sexually assaulting two boys - ages 12 and 14 - past year in Kartike, a small Nepali village of rutted roads where he built a home.

His lawyer says they plan to appeal the ruling, because Dalglish was wrongly convicted. "In most cases of a equivalent nature, sentences fetch overlapped nonetheless it is upon the deem to advance to a determination", a district court docket legitimate suggested AFP info company.

In the 1980s, he co-founded Street Kids International, which merged with Save the Children.

However, the convicted's lawyer continues to say that Peter John Dalglish is innocent, free from any accusations. Investigators claim that Dalglish cajoled the destitute boys with pledges of jobs, education, and trips before sexually abusing them.

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Dalglish was a well-respected humanitarian, involved in projects across the globe.

He had lived in Nepal off and on since 2002, and helped families rebuild their homes after devastating earthquakes killed almost 9,000 people in 2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Canada - one of the highest and most distinguished civilian honors for his advocacy work on behalf of war victims and homeless children.

In the past decade, Dalglish held key positions in UN agencies, including head of UN-Habitat in Afghanistan in 2015.

Dalglish had been helping children from poor families in Nepal by providing financial support. Both boys were in his dwelling when he modified into as soon as arrested.

Weak law enforcement has made Nepal notorious for sexual predators, with several arrests and convictions in recent years.

A British government report found that sexual abuse of vulnerable women and girls by global aid workers was "endemic", CNN reported.

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