The Nation

Dec 21, 2010 6:01 PM by Greg Boyce

Colorado man sentenced in Haiti abuse

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Colorado man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a school that he founded in Haiti.

Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven imposed the 19 years and 7 months sentence Tuesday on Douglas Perlitz, calling him a serial rapist and molester.  The 40-year-old resident of Eagle, Colo. apologized before the sentencing to six of his victims who were flown from Haiti to testify at the hearing.
Perlitz admitted in August to engaging in illicit sexual conduct with eight children who attended the Project Pierre Toussaint School for street children in Cap-Haitien.

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of nearly 20 years in prison. Perlitz's lawyers urged leniency, saying that despite the crimes Perlitz also helped many children.


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

4 hours ago

3 Alarm Fire in Boston

Eleven people hurt tonight when an explosion, knocked a house off it's foundation in Boston, in the Dorchester area. It may have...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

15 hours ago

Rain & Snow On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4