Charges Filed in New York in Haiti Sex-Abuse Case

Friday, Jul 16, 2010  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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Charges Filed in New York in Haiti Sex-Abuse Case

Fairfield University

Doug Perlitz, a Fairfield University alum, addressed graduates in 2002 when he earned an honorary degree for his charitable work. He is now in federal custody on child sex charges. His bond hearing on Monday was rescheduled.

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An arrest warrant has been issued in New York for a man accused of enticing boys in Haiti into sex acts by promising them food, shelter and other items.

The criminal complaint was filed in Brooklyn against Douglas Perlitz after federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven on Wednesday dismissed charges against Perlitz in Connecticut, federal prosecutors said.

Arterton said she was only ruling on the venue issue and that her dismissal did not prohibit prosecutors from charging Perlitz in another state. She noted that Perlitz flew to Haiti from airports in New York and Florida, but took no flights from Connecticut.

Perlitz, a Fairfield University graduate, was accused of enticing children into sex acts by promising them food, shelter and other items.

William Dow, Perlitz' attorney, said his client would plead not guilty.
 

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