Ex-US missionary in Haiti accused of child sex abuse

2017-03-03 09:12
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Miami - US authorities have charged an Arkansas man with sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti.

Daniel Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped co-ordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his US-based mission over property belonging to their home for children.

Following a two-year investigation, prosecutors in Miami have charged Pye with four counts of traveLling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children

A judge in Arkansas set bond at $5 000, but prosecutors filed a motion ON Thursday to reverse the decision. He remains in custody.

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