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>> The former Oxfam official at the heart of a sex abuse scandal says he made mistakes, but denies paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors. The charity has been under fire after reports alleged some Oxfam staff used prostitutes in Haiti after the country's devastating earthquake in 2010.
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Speaking to Belgian broadcaster VTM Roland van Hauwermeiren admitted to being in a sexual relationship with a local woman, but denied giving her any money.>>
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> Van Hauwermeiren says he resigned his post running the Oxfam operation in Haiti. Because he had failed to exercise sufficient control over staff accused of sexual misconduct. The interview comes as the charity's executive director denied knowing about the Haiti accusations until last week.>> But usually, every year we report the number of cases that are investigated by Oxfam.
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So I usually know that so many cases have been handled, but this particular case I only learn about it last week like everybody else.>> Winnie Byanyima added that she had appointed a high level commission that would look into the charity's culture and practices. She also asked for any victim of abuse to come forward saying women's rights were at the heart of Oxfams mission.
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The charity, one of the world's biggest focusing on disaster relief has neither confirmed nor denied any accusations relating to Haiti. But it admitted that an internal investigation in 2011 confirmed sexual misconduct occurred, and apologized for failing to tackle the problem.