A Colombian army official on Monday was found guilty of the murder of three children and the rape of one of them.
The judge found chief warrant officer Raul Muñoz Linares guilty of the 2010 attacks which happened in the municipality of Tame in the northeastern Colombian department of Arauca.
The tortured bodies of Yenni Torres Jaimes (14) and her two younger brothers aged nine and six were discovered less than 300 ft from an army base in October 2010. The children had been missing for four days.
Muñoz Linares was detained in late October for the murders and confessed to raping the girl but maintained he did not kill the children.
The prosecutor has requested the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison for the former official who will be sentenced on Monday.