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Shameless Douglas Perlitz tries to deny Haiti boys full measure of justice

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A file photo of Douglas Perlitz, a graduate of Fairfield University, from a 2004 interview at the school. On Wednesday August 18, 2010, Douglas Perlitz pleaded guilty to one charge involving the sexual abuse of a minor boy. Perlitz will be sentenced on Dec. 21. Photo: ST, Jeff Bustraan / Connecticut Post

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Shameless Douglas Perlitz attempts to circumvent full responsibility for crimes against Haiti's helpless children
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Action Requested: Demand maximum sentence and fines be imposed against pedophile Haiti charity worker, Douglas Perlitz. Sample letter to judge provided. Free fax info provided. You may send two faxes per day free of charge. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION .


"In 60years Catholic priests systematically raped 36,000 Irish children - if this level of sexual abuse is possible in Catholic Ireland, imagine what Catholic priests have been doing in Haiti and Africa for centuries." ( The Collar of Impunity: Sexual abuse of Haiti children by Priests, Charity Workers)


In the latest development, the defense team for convicted pedophile, Douglas Perlitz, is attempting to lessen the sentence by claiming, according to the court document , that Mr. Perlitz's ten year abuse of street boys in Haiti he raised monies to school and shelter was due to his struggles with homosexuality and the fact he was a victim of "a dark and abusive relationship," he developed with a Jesuit priest at Fairfield University shortly after his arrival on campus in 1988. (Defendant Perlitz motion to reduce sentence ; Attorneys say Perlitz victim of "abusive" relationship with priest ; Defense Claims Fairfield Priest Abused Perlitz ; Fr. Paul Carrier, S.J. Near The End Of The Line; In Plea for Leniency, Child Sex Abuser Says Relationship With Priest is Linked to His Pedophilia.)

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One can imagine how the children of Haiti must have suffered at the hands of these two predators in Haiti. Most Haitians know that sexual abusive by foreign tourist, charity workers and priest in Haiti is a pandemic. HLLN sources report that out of every 10 Haitian families, more than half, educated in Haiti, have been molested by a priest, a missionary or charity worker. This generation of Haitians must put a stop to this vile abuse and it begins right here on December 21, 2010 at the sentencing of pedophile, Douglas Perlitz.

Recall that a year ago, referring to the Douglas case, HLLN wrote in the article entitled "The Collar of Impunity: Sexual abuse of Haiti children by Priests, Charity Workers," that:

"A recent report about sexual abuse of children maintains that for 60 years Catholic priests systematically raped 36,000 Irish children. In another recent related revelation the headlines announced: "Abuse claims against Jesuits reach 500." If this level of sexual abuse is possible in Catholic Ireland or even in the United States, imagine what totally unregulated, ex-patriot Catholic priests have been doing in Haiti and Africa for centuries!...

According to just this one small look at things in the US, more than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest (United States) ..Among them were claims by 110 Alaska Natives...

In Haiti, the issue of the Catholic's church, other religious orders and charity workers' sexually abusing Haitian children has barely been exposed. But it has gone on, with impunity, for centuries.

In 60years Catholic priests systematically raped 36,000 Irish children - if this level of sexual abuse is possible in Catholic Ireland, imagine what perverted Catholic priests have been doing in Haiti and Africa for centuries!"

Folks, sending a deterrence message to protect our children from these malicious and hateful predators; helping the children survivors of Douglas Perlitz from sexual abuse by Jesuit and other Catholic priests, pastors and charity workers in Haiti, cannot be overstated, must be our priority and goal on December 21, 2010 at the sentencing of Perlitz. We say enough abuse. No more impunity for victimizing impoverished Haitians. Period, no comma.

We'd like everyone to please circulate HLLN's request to write to Judge Arterton asking for the maximum sentence on December 21, for convicted pedophile, Douglas Perlitz.

In the latest article from the Connecticut Post, it's also reported that:

"Sources said Monday that the judge has received dozens of letters calling for a harsh sentence from the Haitian community. Those letters come as a result of requests made by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network headed by (Ezili Dantò)/Marguerite Laurent and Henri Alexandre, a retired state assistant attorney general.

But Perlitz's defense countered with a letter-writing campaign of its own. His lawyers said dozens of people have written Arterton on Perlitz's behalf. "Some supporters of PPT have in the past described Doug Perlitz as the 'face of Christ on Earth,' " noted Grudberg.

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Human Rights Lawyer, Ezili Danto is dedicated to correcting the media lies and colonial narratives about Haiti. An award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and lawyer, Ezili Danto is founder of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, (more...)

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