Saturday, September 6, 2014

Haitian police arrested an American citizen, Michael Geilenfeld, accused of abuse against children of orphanage


[ (God Nalio Chery / Associated Press)]
















Published September 6, 2014 in Delva (author)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) – Haitian police, under the authority of the prosecutor of the capital, arrested and detained Friday an American citizen accused of abusing children, housed in an orphanage for boys that founded there for years in the Caribbean country, has-been learned from official sources.

Michael Karl Geilenfeld, 62, was handcuffed to the orphanage in St. Joseph Delmas and led into custody Friday in a police pickup, along with one of his employees, who worked Lamarre Williams Geilenfeld for about six years now.

  The prosecutor of Port-au-Prince, Kerson Darius Charles, said Geilenfeld, which is the subject of numerous complaints of child abuse and other criminal activities, will be questioned and prosecuted for crimes against minors and conspiracy , among others.

   “Several people have filed complaints about Mr. Geilenfeld and what happens in this place,” said Friday at the Haitian-Caribbean News Network (HCNN), Darius, as he left the orphanage Geilenfeld where was arrested.

  “We will pursue the matter in accordance with the law and the rights of Mr. Geilenfeld and others involved will be respected,” said Darius.

  The Police Protection Unit of childhood, accompanied by officers peacekeeping UN tried unsuccessfully earlier this year to close the orphanage and put the boys under the direct authority Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBSR), following a decision of the competent authorities.

  Counsel for Geilenfeld Alain Lemithe has qualifed, arrest and detention of his client, unlawful, and challenged allegations that the founder of the orphanage, who is an American citizen, would be involved in serious offenses.

 Geilenfeld will first be questioned by the prosecutor or his assistants who will be tasked to collect preliminary information before transferring the case to a magistrate to conduct further investigation. And this process can take months.’abus-contre-des-enfants-d’orphelinat-Michael-Karl-Geilenfed-Orphelinat-saint-joseph-Kerson-Charles-Darius-haiti.htm

“You can fool Some People sometimes, 

Purpose you can not fool all the people all the time. “

 (You can fool some people sometimes

But you can not fool all the people all the time.)
Dixit Abraham Lincoln.

One Response to “Arrested”

  • gbederson:

    I obviously don’t know the truth about what Michael Geilenfeld did but it seems that your pursuit of the truth was done at risk to yourself and that is admirable. I always loved staying at St Josephs Home for Boys and respected Michael a great deal, and can’t understand how these accusations could go on for so many years without resolving them.


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