U.S Man’s Trial Begins in Haiti Child Sex Case

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Sak Pase!  A little over a year ago I traveled to Haiti to volunteer for the 2-year Anniversary of the 2010 earthquake.   The trip turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life and despite the disaster and despair, beauracracy and red tape – the people are beautiful and proud and Haiti has a special vibrant energy that’s infectious and hard to properly explain.

A year later the country is still the poorest in the western hemisphere, 4 out of 5 people live in poverty, the education system is pretty much non-existent, about 40% of the population is under the age of 15 and roughly 15% of the children are orphaned.

One of the many horror stories I learned of during my visit is the case of a U.S man who’s been indicted for preying on and terrorizing impoverished Haitian chidren.  According to an FBI report, “The acts that the defendant is charged with committing, quite simply, defy belief”.

Read more:  http://www.fbi.gov/washingtondc/press-releases/2011/michigan-man-who-operated-residential-facility-for-youth-in-haiti-indicted-for-sexual-abuse-of-minors-at-the-facility

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