2010.01.11: January 11, 2010: ABC to air Program on Kate Puzey Murder on January 14

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ABC to air Program on Kate Puzey Murder on January 14

ABC to air Program on Kate Puzey Murder on January 14

Kate Puzey was a beloved Peace Corps volunteer in the African country of Benin when she was murdered. Her family and the people in the village where she served still ask, why would anyone want to kill Kate? The "20/20" investigation uncovers a scandal within the Peace Corps involving Kate's attempt to blow the whistle on a Peace Corps employee she suspected of abusing seventh-grade girls.

ABC to air Program on Kate Puzey Murder on January 14

20/20 [UPDATED]

Air Date: Friday, January 14, 2011

Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC

Episode Title: "N/A"

[Excerpt]

The Peace Corps is one of the most iconic and respected organizations in the world. Started by President John F. Kennedy, its very name embodies the best ideals of service: to help people. But on the eve of its 50th anniversary, has the Corps put young women volunteers in dangerous situations -- and then told them to keep quiet about it, all to protect its reputation? ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross has an exclusive investigation into this allegation and the murder of young Peace Corps volunteer.

Kate Puzey was a beloved Peace Corps volunteer in the African country of Benin when she was murdered. Her family and the people in the village where she served still ask, why would anyone want to kill Kate? The "20/20" investigation uncovers a scandal within the Peace Corps involving Kate's attempt to blow the whistle on a Peace Corps employee she suspected of abusing seventh-grade girls.

In the second part of the investigation, Ross reports that more than 1,000 female Peace Corps volunteers have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last decade. As with the Puzey family, some of the victims say the Peace Corps has sought to cover up the incidents and treated the victims with insensitivity, more concerned with the agency's image than the volunteers' health. Peace Corps officials tell "20/20" the agency has a commitment to the safety of its volunteers.

Video preview: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/video/peace-corp-vol unteer-nightmare-12582789

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