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10/29/2012 6:06:17 PM

Clinton Presbyterian
PC USA
Elizabeth  Presbytery
91 Center St
Clinton, NJ 08809

Dear Sir or Madam,

  • Many Presbyterian Churches in the US and Canada have supported St. Joseph Home for Boys and its brother orphanages in Haiti.
  • These orphanages raise millions of dollars annually via organizations such as Hearts With Haiti and the Resurrection Dance Theatre.
  • American, Michael Geilenfeld founded these orphanages in the late 1980’s.
  • Michael Geilenfeld has been accused of sexually abusing the children he is “serving” in Haiti since the late 1980s.
  • Presbyterians, and other denominations, have refused to believe the children. Instead, they believe Geilenfeld and his supporters, whose hearts, I believe, have become hardened.

Please read the following letter from St. Joseph Home for Boys, written in 2011, denying these allegations. And read the Responses from an informed writer.

Michael Geilenfeld needs to be investigated. Please contact law enforcement and ask that Michael Geilenfeld is investigated by a joint Haitian / American law enforcement team.  Geilenfeld should be removed from Haiti while the investigation is proceeding to protect the victims.

Don’t be like Penn State. Jerry Sandusky.

Don’t be like the BBC. Jimmy Savile

We cannot wait until Mr. Geilenfeld dies of old age before we investigate these accusations. That is what the BBC did. Penn State waited more than 20 years. Hearts with Haiti and other supporters have waited more than 20 years, even while Michael Geilenfeld has been accused of abusing the children 10+ documented times.

Call for the removal of Michael Geilenfeld from Haiti while Haitian and American authorities investigate these allegations of sexual abuse. He should not remain in Haiti while the investigation is carried out. Pedophiles intimidate their victims. If all the children are lying, a proper investigation will show that. Geilenfeld should not object to this type of investigation if he believes he is innocent. Encourage your local law enforcement to call for this investigation.

Read more at: istwanouayisyen.com; dossiergeilenfeld.blogspot.com; michaelgeilenfeld.blogspot.com;


Publication of a letter from Michael Geilenfeld, St. Joseph’s Family and Hearts with Haiti.

Review and response to the letter.

Evaluation of the information in the letter reveals numerous inaccuracies.

_____________________________________________

St. Joseph Family

St. Joseph’s Home For Boys ~ Wings of Hope ~ Trinity House                                                          Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti                                                                                                          Lekòl Sen Trinite

15 June 2011

St. Joseph’s / Hearts with Haiti

For the past several months Michael Geilenfeld, the founder and executive director of the St. Joseph Family, and the St. Joseph Family itself, have been the victims of increasingly inflammatory attacks. These attacks have come in the form of internet postings questioning the safety of the children of the St. Joseph Family and allegations of abuse against Michael.

Response:

Since at least 1987, there are over ten separate, documented allegations from numerous sources about Geilenfeld’s sexual and physical abuse of children. .

St Joseph / Hearts with Haiti

The St. Joseph Family strongly denies these charges and wants to reassure its friends and supporters that all charges and rumors are false and that the children of the St. Joseph Family, both past and present, were and are brought up in loving and supportive environments, free of any abuse.

Response: 

  When one visits St Joseph’s several times, you realize children at St. Joseph, Trinity, and Wings of Hope do not get the clean water that Geilenfeld and the guests drink, but drink water from a water truck or cistern where rodents and bugs also live.

  Guests sit at tables set by the boys and eat chicken, salads, and vegetables. The boys eat beans and rice for lunch and dinner from their bowls with their spoon.

  In contrast to boys at other homes run by Americans in Haiti, with significantly less financial support, the children at St Joseph are not well educated or disciplined. Those sent on tour to raise more funds miss school. Most of the children do not pass the 6th or 9th grade national exams so they cannot continue their education. 

 St. Joseph’s / Hearts with Haiti

The recent attacks against Michael were first based on abuse charges from 1990. Those charges were originally made by boys from St. Joseph’s Home for Boys after they were coerced and manipulated by the people Michael left in charge of the home while he and several of the boys went on a dance theater tour of the United States. This period in the St. Joseph Family history is commonly referred to as the “coup” when the story of the St. Joseph Family is told and we have never sought to deny or cover up it happening.

Response:

  There are additional documented references to allegations in 1987, 1990-1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2006 – to the present. Some allegations are from the children and some from professions, and some from visitors who were concerned about the care of the children.

According to several accounts, in 1990, Geilenfeld asked American volunteers to act as house parents while he was in the United States. Boys at Geilenfeld’s three houses made allegations of physical and sexual abuse.  Haitian and American professionals interviewed the boys and thought the stories were credible enough to warrant additional investigations. Those investigations gave more credence to the boy’s stories. Rather than return to Haiti to face the charges, Geilenfeld stayed in the United States.

– In Haiti, the “coupe” was when the army overthrew Aristide in 1990. Geilenfeld borrowed the term to describe the boys who made allegations and the adults who wanted to investigate and ascertain the truth.

– If the Haitian government cleared Geilenfeld, that information should be available and verified.  

 At the time of the “coup” the charges of abuse were investigated by the Institut du Bien Etre Social et de Recherches (IBSER), the department of social services in Haiti, and all charges were found to be false. At that time Michael was cleared of all wrong-doing by the Haitian government and allowed to continue the mission of St. Joseph’s. For the past 26 years, the St. Joseph Family has an on-going relationship with IBSER, with all three of the homes licensed and monitored on a regular basis by the agency. IBSER regularly visits the homes for inspections and interviews the children. Many of the children of the St. Joseph Family came to us at the request and referral of IBSER, evidence that they believe in the integrity of the St. Joseph Family and the safety of our homes. The IBSER is aware of the resurfacing of the charges against Michael and the St. Joseph Family and are supportive of our mission and of Michael personally.

Response:

– It is difficult to think the United States and Haitian governments completed an investigation. In 1990, The Institut du Bien Social et de Recherches (ISBAR) and the judicial system were part of the Haitian government that were in chaos during the overthrow of Aristide by the military. The United States Embassy closed and the United States imposed an embargo.

 – People who establish orphanages are required to fill out forms and register. The ISBAR and the US Embassy have lists of registered orphanages. On their web sites, the lists include:

“ St. Joseph Boy’s
Delmas 91, Rue Herne #48
Petionville, Haiti
Director: Frère Joseph Jeilenfield”

“ Demiere Maison Blanche A Gauche
Apres la Cimetiere
Petion Ville, Haiti
Director: Jeilenfield Michael

   Geilenfeld filed out the paperwork for St, Josephs and listed himself as Frere Joseph Jeilenfield.
– Wings of Hope and Trinity are not registered according to web sites that were updated in 2006 and 2010.
– According to several accounts, in 2011 the head of ISBAR was dismissed for allegations of mismanagement, including not visiting orphanages. 

Also at the time of the “coup” there was an investigation of Michael and St. Joseph’s by the American Embassy and no charges were ever filed against Michael as a result of that investigation.

Because the history of the “coup” is documented and the fact that it happened is acknowledged by the St. Joseph Family and outside organizations, people seeking to make new charges for their own personal gain use the same or similar stories of abuse to try and seem credible. Charges of abuse, especially sexual abuse, are sensational and those seeking to manipulate or seek personal gain will use them to get attention and destroy reputations without having any proof. We also know of instances of our detractors offering money to current and former residents, and to other organizations, to create false charges against us to further their own agendas.

Response:

 What “personal gain” could people have who want an evaluation of charges?
What organizations received money and who made offers to boys to make allegations?
At Geilenfeld’s direction, many guests in Haiti and many donors who see the dance tour, give the boys money. Do Geilenfeld and his associates think those people pay the boys to make accusations? 

We believe the new charges against Michael and the St. Joseph Family are based on two things. First of all, the St. Joseph Family has always had its share of detractors. People, for whatever reasons of their own, who questioned the integrity of the mission and of the people responsible for creating and leading the St. Joseph Family. We don’t know why they cannot see the good being done by the St. Joseph Family or why they seek to destroy the St. Joseph Family, but we accept that they exist and will look for any excuse to start rumors or make trouble where they can. We believe such actions by those detractors are instigated by the devil and creates a spiritual warfare. We pray for our detractors that God will change their hearts, and we pray for our supporters that they are protected from embracing such negativity.

Response:

  If there are questions of integrity, why are they not answered? What good is done when boys come and go, do not get nutritious food, clean water, regular medical and dental care and an education. Boys who grow up at St Josephs have little education and few job skills. Many are dependent on Geilenfeld and his associates and work at menial positions.  

The second reason that the charges of abuse come about is based on the history of the population that the St. Joseph Family serves. The St. Joseph Family is made up primarily of children who spent part of their childhoods on the street and/or children who were child slaves. In those situations they had to lie and manipulate in order to survive. These tactics and habits, ingrained in their very beings, are hard to break, even after years in the supportive environment of the St. Joseph Family, and even as they matured into adulthood. They know simply making charges of abuse will get them attention and help them manipulate otherwise well-meaning people to giving them what they want — whether it be money, power, the ability to live in the United States, or something else.

Response:

Thousands of children live at hundreds of orphanages in Haiti. Some orphanages have difficult living conditions, most attributed to poor funding. Some orphanages with children like those at St. Joseph’s, sponsored by US and Canadian organizations and non-profits that oversee the orphanages, are well managed and the children are nurtured and prepared to be contributing members of society. At these homes, including many homes for the handicapped, the children receive appropriate medical care, eat well, are educated, and many graduate from high school, pass the national exam and attend college.    

In contrast, few of Geilenfeld’s boys pass the sixth or ninth grade national exams. Geilenfeld said his children will not study, run away, or he “kicks them out”.

The St. Joseph Family recognizes the fact that many of the children in its care were often physically, psychologically, emotionally and sexually abused prior to becoming a part of the St. Joseph Family. These are experiences that most people cannot imagine and have difficulty accepting. We abhor this reality and do everything in our power to help the children in our care to heal from past wounds, both physical and psychological. It is also paramount to the St. Joseph Family that once they become residents of one of our homes, that they live in safe and supportive environments. Negative treatment in any form against the children is not tolerated by any member of the staff, leadership or guests. Any instances of abuse in any form, perpetrated by any individual on a child in the care of the St. Joseph Family, are dealt with swiftly and severely.

The St. Joseph Family also recognizes that when children with a history of abuse find themselves in a safe place, they often are finally able to acknowledge internally and externally their past abuse, however how that takes place is often not in truthful and accurate ways. Children with histories of abuse often accuse people in their lives they feel safe with of abuse, abuse that was actually committed by others, because that is the only way they feel safe acknowledging their past experiences. The unfortunate thing is that because of their circumstances prior to joining the St. Joseph Family, many of the children did, in fact, experience abuse, so their stories are horrific and detailed and sound credible. However, the details of who the true abusers were and the specific circumstances of abuse are not accurate, but changed to suit their accusations.

Response:

What is the source for the information that “Children with histories of abuse often accuse people in their lives they feel safe with of abuse, abuse that was actually committed by others”? A review of the academic literature and interviews with professional childcare advocates does not support that statement. 

The St. Joseph Family has detailed child health and safety policies we follow in the care of our children and running of our homes. Besides regular inspections of our homes by IBSER, we also host hundreds of guests in our homes each year, many of whom are mandated reporters of child abuse in their home countries — teachers, doctors, therapists, clergy, etc. — and many of those guests visit us several times a year and follow the progress of the children.  These individuals are trained in the detection of abuse and are encouraged by the St. Joseph Family to share any observations
of questionable behavior or suspicions of abuse to the St. Joseph Family leadership. We have never had anyone with that background and expertise bring forth credible charges of abuse; and, in fact, have been told over and over again by such individuals what open, loving, supportive and healthy environments the homes of the St. Joseph Family are and have been complimented for the manner of respect and dignity they children are treated with by all members of the leadership and staff.

Response:

ISBER is not able to inspect many of the thousands of orphanages since they have few personal, little resources and recently was reprimanded for not inspecting orphanages.

 Evidently, whoever wrote this letter is not aware that several professionals, many who work on abuse of children, made accusations for many years. In 1990, those who made the initial allegations were professionals. Those who did additional interviews were social workers and judicial professionals with responsibilities that included child welfare. They thought the boys stories were creditable and warranted additional investigations by the judicial system. This did not happen because of the chaos during the army takeover and most government systems ceased to function. Since then, numerous other professionals have made allegations and asked for investigations. Rather than have independent evaluations of the children’s and adult’s allegations, Geilenfeld, members of Hearts with Haiti, the Haitian Timoun Foundation and their associates, malign those who ask for accountability. Why?

Because of the unregulated world of the internet, anyone can make charges about anything and by the simple fact that they are posted online, those charges can seem credible. However, we caution people to not believe everything you read online. False accusations exist and can be hurtful and damaging; and impossible to retract once they are on the internet. We welcome anyone seeking the truth to come to Haiti, talk to us, see our homes, experience the St. Joseph Family, talk to our supporters. In doing that you will see for yourselves what the truth is, and when you do we pray you have the courage to stand with us and live that truth in the face of these storms.

Response:

False claims against some groups may exist.

 To those who want to ascertain the truth: do research, ask questions, compare other orphanages and homes for the handicapped with what you see at St. Joseph, Wings and Trinity. Check the creditability of the stories they tell about Geilenfeld’s former positions. Ask for transparency and accountability.

 Listen to the children who want protection and the adults who want justice. Pray for them.

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Luckner “Maya” Fond-Rose, Chairman SJF Board of Directors ~ Lead Servant for Mission Advancement for the SJF
Jacky Asse, Vice-Chairman SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of Wings of Hope
Bill Nathan, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
Melchi Petit-Homme, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of Trinity House
Walnes Cangas, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Assistant Director of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
Michael Geilenfeld, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Founder and Executive Director of the SJF
Renee Dietrich, Secretary SJF Board of Directors ~ Communications and Development for the SJF

 

____________________

 


Speak out against sexual abuse in Haiti!  It must stop.  Call for Michael Geilenfeld’s removal from Haiti until a joint Haitian / American investigation of multiple accusations of sexual abuse against Geilenfeld can be conducted.  Geilenfeld has been accused of sexual abuse since the late 1980s.  Multiple times.  Call for an independent investigation.  Call for Geilenfeld’s removal until the investigation is over.

Love is not about how much you say ‘I love you,’ but how much you can prove that it’s true.  Prove this true.  Call for M Geilenfeld’s removal from Haiti until a joint Haitian / American investigation of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children since the late 1980s can be conducted.  These accusations must be properly investigated by an independent party.  Speak for your brothers who have cried out to deaf ears for over 25 years.

From:         PAUL KENDRICK <kendrickpt@aol.com>
Sent:           Monday, October 22, 2012 9:55 AM
To:              Paul Kendrick
Subject:    Commentary – Peace Corps Child Molester

COMMENTARY
By Paul Kendrick

October 22, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Federal Judge Alvin Thompson sentenced Milford, CT resident, Jesse Osmun, to a reduced sentence of 15 years in prison for sexually molesting young girls between the ages of 3 and 6 years old while Osmun was working as a Peace Corps volunteer at a pre-school at an HIV/AIDS camp in South Africa.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge Thompson was full of praise for Osmun.

According to the Connecticut Post, the judge explained he had never had a defendant so contrite, who admitted guilt as soon as he was arrested, and recognized that his problem began with child pornography and has taken steps to deal with it. Thompson said he could not think of any defendant who made “such efforts to purge themselves of their demons.”

Well, first of all, Judge, Osmun’s “demons” are defined in the law as felony sex crimes against children.

Osmun had previously written a letter in which he pleaded with the judge to give his case “the solemness and dignity, but also the humanity that is often lacking in judicial proceedings with crimes like mine.” In other words, “Don’t give me the maximum sentence.”

For the past 12 years, I have trudged through the swamp known as the Roman Catholic Church in an effort to stand side by side with those who are sexually abused by Catholic priests, religious and church workers, As such, I am particularly sensitive to the words people use, because the words we use express volumes about how we really feel about something.

Jesse Osmun’s letter to the judge is all about Jesse Osmun. In his two and one-half page, single spaced letter, there are only 21 words about the South African girls he sexually abused. Instead of speaking directly to the horrific harms and injuries he inflicted upon his victims, Osmun’s narcissistic letter is nothing more than a compilation of lame excuses in which he blames everyone and everything but himself for the crimes he committed against these children.

Judge Thompson, though, thought it remarkable that Osmun now appears to be introspective and discerning about why he sexually abused these little girls. In his pre-sentencing letter to Thompson, Osmun blames his sexual crimes against children on an “addiction” to child pornography, his “gateway drug.” Osmun wrote, “When I could not get my fix from pornography, I moved on to hands on offending, as many sex offenders can probably attest.”

Clarification: “Hands on offending,” as in Osmun forced 3 to 6 year old girls to perform oral sex on him.

And, can you believe it? Osmun wants us to verify his self proclaimed diagnosis with other child sex offenders (“As many sex offenders can attest).

What a bunch of malarkey. Sadly, Osmun’s charm and deceit found its mark in Judge Thompson.

It has been my experience that child molesters are sorry for one thing and one thing only – they are sorry they got caught. Most child molesters are charming, cunning and manipulative. people. And, yes, they are liars.

Where was Jesse Osmun’s “remorse” all these past many years when he was sexually molesting children? Osmun, like all child abusers, had to overcome many practical and mental hurdles before he sexually abused these children.

According to the director of the South African child care center, Osmun sneaked looks at the girls’ files, trying to find the most vulnerable kids and those who would do anything for a piece of candy. Osmun groomed and gained favor and trust with both the children and the adults with whom he worked. Osmun knew full well he was committing crimes, so he instructed his victims to keep the disgusting things he was doing to them secret.

Remorse? Has Osmun made a list of all children he sexually molested in his lifetime so that these victims can have the opportunity to receive professional mental health treatment to assist them in coping with the trauma of their own abuse?

In her letter to Judge Thompson, Joan Dutton, an official at the Umvoti AIDS Centre where the abuse occurred, wrote in part, “These children have so little, but Jesse has taken the very fundamentals of their lives away…The children are going to counseling but he has ruined their little lives.”Ros Visagie, founder of the Palm Tree Care Centre in KwaMakhutha which takes care of children affected by HIV/AIDS, believes the sentence was inadequate and ridiculous. “Those girls are changed; they will never be the girls thay were born to be,” she said.

For the past four years, I have been deeply involved in helping and supporting 24 hurting, suffering Haitian boys who were sexually abused by Douglas Perlitz, former director of Project Pierre Toussaint in northern Haiti. Perlitz is an alumnus of my alma mater, Fairfield University. Perlitz also plead guilty, though not until all his legal maneuvering failed.

Perlitz also had his chance to address the judge. He apologized to donors, family, friends and the boys he sexually abused. He asked for forgiveness from the people of Haiti. Perlitz’s lawyer cited the many “good deeds” that Perlitz accomplished on behalf of children in Haiti.

And like Osmun, Perlitz asked the judge for leniency, “To be sentenced for the darkness of my sins, but your Honor, I hope you can see the light too.” In other words, “Don’t give me the maximum sentence.”

In December 2010, Federal Judge Janet Arterton sentenced Perlitz to almost 20 years in federal prison. In response to Perlitz’s pleadings for the judge to consider all the good works he did in Haiti, Judge Arterton said the following: “If one digs a well to supply water to those who have never had water, and then that person poisons the water, was building that well a good deed?

Amen.

The sexual abuse of a child is a non-erasable fact. It affects the healthy lives of young and old, successful and not successful, poor and rich. When a child is sexually abused, it is as if all that is natural, wholesome and good about that child is snapped in half like a twig.

Paul T. Kendrick
Freeport, Maine
207-838-1319 (cell)

 

From:     IGNATIUS GROUP <ignatiusgroup@aol.com>
Sent:      Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:14 AM
To:          ignatiusgroup@aol.com
Subject: Former Richmond, VA City Councilor, Wille Dell, turns back on Haitian child sexual abuse victims

IGNATIUS GROUP___

In an email message to child protection advocates, former Richmond, VA City Councilor Willie Dell says it doesn’t matter to her if Michael Geilenfeld, Executive Director of the St. Joseph’s Homes in Haiti, is sexually abusing Haitian children.

Dell says it doesn’t matter to her how much evidence there is or how many victims testify they are being abused by Geilenfeld.

Dell was responding to a press release in which David Manzo, President of the Cotting School in Lexington, MA, was asked why the Cotting School is supporting Michael Geilenfeld, a multi accused child molester.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/entertainment/flair/2012/oct/07/tdflair09-haitian-dance-and-drum-troupe-touring-ri-ar-2255665/

RE: NEWS STORY BELOW.

IS THIS YOU, MR. HARE?

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, USA?

LOOKS LIKE IT CAN BE SAID THAT MARK HARE, A LONG TIME MISSIONARY AND EMPLOYEE OF THE USA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, DOESN’T CARE IF CHILDREN ARE BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED BY FELLOW US CITIZEN, MICHAEL GEILENFELD, DIRECTOR OF AN ORPHANAGE IN PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI.

PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW.

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/hare-mark/

October 22, 2012

Roger Fritz
Rotary Club
Concord, MA

Dear Mr. Fritz,

I noticed on your club’s web site that the recent September 16th sailing trip from Gloucester was held to benefit three schools in Haiti.

Would you mind providing me with the names of the three schools?

The reason I ask is that, on previous occasions, the Concord, MA Rotary Club has provided funding to three orphanages in Haiti whose Executive Director, Michael Geilenfeld, is a multi accused child molester.

Many thanks,

Paul Kendrick

From: ignatiusgroup <ignatiusgroup@aol.com>
Date: October 8, 2011 1:36:23 PM EDT
To: michael@sjfamilyhaiti.org, sjgrants@hotmail.com
Cc: phamrick@fountainstreet.org, rolvix@me.com, pastorrick@epiphanysuwanee.org, reseaucitadelle@gmail.com, paulkellen@aol.com, rmhoatson1@msn.com, ruthmoore01@verizon.net, Mjsweatt <Mjsweatt@aol.com>, junni@stceciliaboston.org, karenpoe@yahoo.com, driley@usaid.gov, bbernard@usaid.gov, sdecamp@usaid.gov, juliesutton@htflive.org, paulkellen@aol.com, webquery@paulbryan.com
Subject: Letter to Michael Geilenfeld – You won’t be able to depend on USAID’s under the table assistance any more.

October 8, 2011

Michael Geilenfeld
Executive Director
St. Joseph’s Family of Homes
Port au Prince, Haiti

Dear Mr. Geilenfeld,

Why did you remove USAID employee Jessica Reitz’s comments from your new web site?

Did Ms. Reitz ask you to remove her comments? Perhaps, Ms. Reitz no longer wants to be associated with you. I can only hope that Ms. Reitz (and others) will stop doing you favors vis a vis her position at the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince.

Perhaps, Ms. Reitz, USAID and U.S. Embassy employees will now turn their attention to helping the children you abused and concentrate on protecting children from abuse who are now in your care.

You, Mr. Geilenfeld, are the biggest fool of all. Soon you will be arrested for the crimes you committed against poor and innocent children. This last ditch masquerade of yours is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the sinking Titanic.

You can play all the tricks you want, but justice for those you have harmed will prevail.

You will be tried in a U.S. criminal court of law. You cannot escape. There’s no place for you to hide.

Your enablers, Rev. Patrick Hamrick, Rev. Rick Barger, Rev. Rob Patterson, Paul D’Oliviera, Julie Sutton of the Haitian Timoun Foundation, Attorney Andy Whiteman and now Geoffrey Hamlyn, the newly hired executive director of Hearts with Haiti, among others, will soon be placed in the public spotlight as despicable examples of people who fought with all their might to defend and protect a credibly accused child molester, all the while ignoring the cries for help of the abused children.

From the start, Mr. Geilenfeld, I have repeatedly asked you and the Hearts with Haiti board members a very simple question: “How many times during his lifetime has Michael Geilenfeld been accused of child sex abuse?”

Is this not a reasonable question to ask an individual who is entrusted with the care and well being of children?

We are listening with open hearts and minds to the heartbreaking stories of the poor and vulnerable children you sexually abused, Mr. Geilenfeld. You have done horrific things to these children.

You began raping children the moment you arrived in Port au Prince in 1984. At the end of that year, your religious superior called you back to the U.S. and told you not to return to Haiti. But, you did return. A year later, you resigned as a Brother of the Missionaries of Charity, came back to Port au Prince, gathered up the very same boys you had already abused, rented a home, called yourself an orphanage director, and the cycle of abuse began again.

Here’s some unsolicited advice.

Surrender immediately to U.S. law enforcement authorities at the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince.

Confess to each and every crime you have committed against children in Haiti, the U.S. and elsewhere.

Enter a guilty plea in U.S. federal criminal court for your crimes against children including trafficking, sexual exploitation, engaging in prostitution, sexually abusing minor children and all the other filthy, harmful and terrible things you have done to kids.

Sincerely,
Paul Kendrick
Freeport, Maine
207 838 1319

IGNATIUS GROUP________

For immediate release:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Child protection advocates voice concerns about proposed investigation of child sexual abuse at St. Joseph’s Homes in Port au Prince, Haiti 

by Hearts with Haiti organization (see letter below). 
Here are the steps you need to take:

1) Call the police. Report your suspicions to U.S. Homeland Security ICE Investigations, Haitian National Police, United Nations Police and the Haitian Child Welfare office. 

2) Remove Michael Geilenfeld, a U.S. citizen, from Haiti until the investigation is completed. Ensure that Geilenfeld has no further contact with potential witnesses and/or victims.

3) Get out of the way of law enforcement professionals. Forensic investigators are specially trained to investigate child abuse and to interview child sexual abuse victims.

www.sjfamilyhaiti.org
www.heartswithhaiti.org

Dossier Michael Geilenfeld, accusé de pédophilie

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is a copy of Tuesday’s message from the Executive Director of Hearts with Haiti:

From: Geoffrey Hamlyn [mailto:ghamlyn@heartswithhaiti.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 2:27 PM
Subject: Response to Accusations

Dear Friends and Supporters of Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family,

On November 8th, 2011 the Board of Trustees of Hearts with Haiti voted unanimously to commission an independent and objective investigation of the allegations against Michael Geilenfeld and the St. Joseph Family.  Hearts with Haiti remains supportive of Michael and of the St. Joseph Family, and believes strongly that the St. Joseph Family homes are safe and positive places for children.  While this is our belief and our efforts to fund-raise and support the work continue, it is important to us that these charges be answered in a responsible manner.

Yesterday, December 5, 2011, without knowing when the investigation began or the details of its execution, Mr. Davis? communications appeared to disregard his own demand for the very investigation he now challenges as invalid in advance of its conclusion.

The execution of this investigation will remain fully objective and independent.  Therefore, Hearts with Haiti will have no further comment on the matter until the Board has received the report, in which Hearts with Haiti will have no input.

In addition, Hearts with Haiti is aware that the United States government has also been investigating the allegations.  Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family will continue to cooperate with the authorities of the United States and Haiti.

Mr. Davis? unauthorized use of the same mass distribution list used by the St. Joseph Family to send updates on the outstanding achievements of this ministry is unfortunate and disreputable.

Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family wish to apologize for compromising your contact information to such individuals.

Sincerely,

Geoffrey S. Hamlyn
Executive Director
Hearts with Haiti

Rev. Patrick S. Hamrick
Chair, Board of Trustees
Hearts with Haiti

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Ignatius Group includes those who care about protecting children from abuse.

For more information:

Paul Kendrick, Freeport, Maine, 207 838 1319

Cyrus Sibert, Cap-Haitien, Haiti 509 3686 9669

 

IGNATIUS GROUP________

For immediate release:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

HEARTS WITH HAITI ESTABLISHES “KANGAROO COURT” TO INVESTIGATE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN HAITI.

MICHAEL GEILENFELD REMAINS IN HAITI WHERE HE IS IN POSITION TO THREATEN AND INTIMIDATE WITNESSES AND VICTIMS

Child protection advocates voice concerns about proposed investigation of child sexual abuse at St. Joseph’s Homes in Port au Prince, Haiti by Hearts with Haiti organization (see letter below).

Here are the steps you need to take:

1) Call the police. Report your suspicions to U.S. Homeland Security ICE Investigations, Haitian National Police, United Nations Police and the Haitian Child Welfare office.

2) Remove Michael Geilenfeld, a U.S. citizen, from Haiti until the investigation is completed. Ensure that Geilenfeld has no further contact with potential witnesses and/or victims.

3) Get out of the way of law enforcement professionals. Forensic investigators are specially trained to investigate child abuse and to interview child sexual abuse victims.

www.sjfamilyhaiti.org
www.heartswithhaiti.org

Dossier Michael Geilenfeld, accusé de pédophilie _________________________________________________________________________

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Here is a copy of Tuesday’s message from the Executive Director of Hearts with Haiti:

From: Geoffrey Hamlyn [mailto:ghamlyn@heartswithhaiti.org]

Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 2:27 PM

Subject: Response to Accusations

Dear Friends and Supporters of Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family,

On November 8th, 2011 the Board of Trustees of Hearts with Haiti voted unanimously to commission an independent and objective investigation of the allegations against Michael Geilenfeld and the St. Joseph Family.

Hearts with Haiti remains supportive of Michael and of the St. Joseph Family, and believes strongly that the St. Joseph Family homes are safe and positive places for children.  While this is our belief and our efforts to fund-raise and support the work continue, it is important to us that these charges be answered in a responsible manner.

Yesterday, December 5, 2011, without knowing when the investigation began or the details of its execution, Mr. Davis? communications appeared to disregard his own demand for the very investigation he now challenges as invalid in advance of its conclusion.

The execution of this investigation will remain fully objective and independent.  Therefore, Hearts with Haiti will have no further comment on the matter until the Board has received the report, in which Hearts with Haiti will have no input.

In addition, Hearts with Haiti is aware that the United States government has also been investigating the allegations.  Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family will continue to cooperate with the authorities of the United States and Haiti.

Mr. Davis? unauthorized use of the same mass distribution list used by the St. Joseph Family to send updates on the outstanding achievements of this ministry is unfortunate and disreputable.

Hearts with Haiti and the St. Joseph Family wish to apologize for compromising your contact information to such individuals.

Sincerely,

 

Geoffrey S. Hamlyn
Executive Director
Hearts with Haiti

 

Rev. Patrick S. Hamrick
Chair, Board of Trustees
Hearts with Haiti

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The Ignatius Group includes those who care about protecting children from abuse.

For more information:

Paul Kendrick, Freeport, Maine, 207 838 1319
Cyrus Sibert, Cap-Haitien, Haiti 509 3686 9669