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    Church accused of Haiti child trafficking

    Church accused of Haiti child trafficking
    1/02/2010

    Ten American Baptists will appear in court in Haiti today on suspicion of child trafficking after they tried to take 33 youngsters out of the country.

    Officials said the group had no proper documents when they were arrested in a bus with the children, aged from two months to 12.

    But the church members, most from Idaho, said their Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission was aimed at taking youngsters across the border to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, where arrangements can be made for their adoption.

    A spokesman for the group said: "In this chaos we were just trying to do the right thing."

    Government leaders have suspended adoptions amid fears that orphans or lost children are becoming vulnerable to trafficking.

    Haiti's social affairs minister Yves Cristallin said: "This is an abduction, not an adoption.

    A child needs to have an authorisation from this ministry to leave the country."

    Detainee Sean Lankford, whose wife and 18-year-old daughter are also being held, reported that US diplomats had visited them.

    He said: "Allegations of child trafficking couldn't be further from the truth.

    The children were going to get medical attention. They were going to get clothes, food and the love they need to be healthy and to start recovering from the tragedy."

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    That's not the first time some sh*thole country has accused rescue workers of stealing children that were going to die a miserable death anyway. There are some sick stupid people in this World and many of them are attracted to government work.

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    A spokesman for Unicef in Haiti, Kent Page, says he is amazed the Americans thought their actions were acceptable.

    "You can't just go and take a child out of a country no matter what country you're in. This is not what is done," he said.

    "There are processes that need to be followed. You can't just pick up a child and walk out of the country with the child, clearly, no matter what your best intentions are."


    'Trafficked' Haitian children not orphans - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Some news about the guy representing (advising?) the 10 Americanís jailed in Haiti, from the Miami Herald.


    SANTO DOMINGO -- The man providing legal advice to American church workers charged with trying to take children out of Haiti did jail time in the United States for bank fraud years before emerging as the key suspect in a child prostitution ring in El Salvador, according records and interviews.

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    For the past 10 days, Torres Puello has been a visible figure in the church case, granting interviews with reporters about his role as legal advisor to the group.
    But little was known about his background until Friday, when Salvadoran police announced an investigation into whether Torres Puello was the same suspect who led the notorious trafficking ring.

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    Since then, Torres Puello has apparently worked as a legal consultant, though his parents and a cousin said he's not a licensed attorney.

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    On his voicemail, Torres Puello describes himself, in English, as an attorney-at-law.


    Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/haiti/story/1479538-p2.html
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    Sad. Christianity is a business, first and foremost. And business is business....regardless of the form it appears to be. Sick fvcks...

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    Should crucify the morons! American missionaries, good grief! Not the sort of bible belt I'm thinking about...

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    Mid: See post of Feb 2nd "Haiti Criticizes US Missionaries". Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    where arrangements can be made for their adoption.
    Yeah, right then!!!! Adoption by whom...Peter File...Who just tries to abduct kids from 2mths and up..without permission...their parents may still be alive or some relatives..even if this was done out of the kindness of their hearts, you can't just do what they tried to do...Mormons..sorry Christians...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Haiti's social affairs minister Yves Cristallin said: "This is an abduction, not an adoption.
    Agreed, laws are laws and rules is rules....Who knows if their story is true...horrific and unthinkable if it turned out not to be...then again the depths to which many people go are unimaginable to me and many alike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    He said: "Allegations of child trafficking couldn't be further from the truth.
    We were gonna bugger them senseless first of course... Then why oh why didn't you get the correct paperwork or involve some officials??? Doing God's work the stupid way....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    spokesman for Unicef in Haiti, Kent Page, says he is amazed the Americans thought their actions were acceptable.
    Exactly Kent. Just gonna run off with 33 Kids....FFS what were these idiots thinking...Why can't you arrange a decent place for the kids to recuperate an receive treatment in another part of Haiti. Leaving you all in the clear from horrendous allegations and keeping the children in the country should they have any relatives.???!!!!!!

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    from Idaho
    Ah, there you have it... Idaho..

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    Sad. Christianity is a business, first and foremost. And business is business....regardless of the form it appears to be. Sick fvcks...
    Agreed. Sent you a green for that, but you seem to have deactivated your Rep' :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmu
    Should crucify the morons! American missionaries, good grief! Not the sort of bible belt I'm thinking about...
    Nail em up..crucifixions too good for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Mid: See post of Feb 2nd "Haiti Criticizes US Missionaries". Cheers.
    DK : see date of OP . regards.

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