The landmark criminal case, "United States v. Douglas Perlitz," established legal and law enforcement precedents by which a U.S. citizen will be prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department for crimes committed against children, no matter where in the world the crimes are committed.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Child Sexual Abuse Victims and Witnesses Are Being Threatened and Intimidated at Haiti Orphanage
2011 Hearts With Haiti Board Meeting, Haiti
The HWH Board of Trustees is made up of irresponsible individuals who are enabling the sexual abuse of children in Haiti by St. Joseph's Homes Director, Michael Geilenfeld (back row center, blue shirt and beard). Multiple reports of child sexual abuse have been made against Geilenfeld, yet the Trustees refuse to remove Geilenfeld from his position as executive director (and from Haiti) until an investigation is completed. Geilenfeld is threatening and intimidating victims and witnesses.
‒Founder and Executive Director, St. Joseph Family Homes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, accused of multiple counts of child sexual abuse.
‒Why I Serve: “I believe that by being a part of the St. Joseph Family I am able to help downtrodden and misunderstood children see the best in themselves as well as seeing the presence of Christ in their lives.”
‒Why I Serve: "I serve because it provides an opportunity to be connected, through the SJF, to the people in Haiti in a way that brings hope, encouragement, and a solid foundation for their future. This relationship is mutual, bringing me hope and encouragement from the faithful resilience of those in the St. Joseph Family."
‒Why I Serve: " I serve on the HWH Board because I have seen first-hand how God is at work through the SJF, bringing out the beauty of young lives that others would have discarded. The homes of the SJF, each in their own way, testify to the power of resurrection. Serving on the Board gives me the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing there."
‒Why I Serve: " I serve on the Hearts with Haiti Board of Trustees because I became one with the SJF during my fateful stay there in January, 2010. The emotional roller coaster, from the joyous RDTH performance the night before the quake, to the terror and anguish of the earthquake itself, bonded me for life with this precious group of children of God."
‒Why I Serve: “I believe that the most impactful charities are those that maintain a consistent focus on mission and operate within a core value structure that elevates human rights, dignity, and equality. The St. Joseph Family is an extraordinary and unique ministry that fulfills this vision with unparalleled success and Hearts with Haiti is invested in helping it realize its dreams.”