French soldier jailed for molesting girls in Burkina Faso

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A French soldier has been jailed for a year by a court in Paris for molesting girls aged three and five in a hotel swimming pool in Burkina Faso. Sebastien L, 40, and another soldier filmed the abuse and then befriended one of the girls' mothers, a French woman who invited them to her house.

He admitted to sexual contact with the girls during the incident in Ouagadougou and was sentenced to a year in prison followed by a one-year suspended sentence.

The court also banned him from any profession involving minors for five years and ordered him to pay several thousand euros in damages to the girls and their families. Sebastien L was in Burkina Faso as part of a French force fighting Islamists in the Sahel region.

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