Sunday, January 27, 2013

Report of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse Delivered to Bishop Chibley Langlois, Les Cayes, Haiti

January 29, 2013

Diocese of Les Cayes
B.P. 43, Rue Toussaint-Louverture
Les Cayes, Haiti

Dear Bishop Langlois,

I am writing to you today to solicit your help and to remind you of the promise you made to me when we met this past spring at the "Haiti One Table Conference" in Washington, D.C.

At the time, I spoke to you about a faulty investigation of alleged sexual misconduct with a child that occurred at Pwoje Espwa Sud, a 600 child orphanage, located in your Diocese of Les Cayes.

You promised to review the incident and determine the credibility of the investigation.

Unfortunately, I am bringing to your attention yet another incident of alleged sexual misconduct with a child at Pwoje Espwa Sud.

The details are provided in the statement below.

I look forward to your timely response.

Michael J. Sweatt
Portland, Maine
207-831-3791 (cell)

La Reconstruction d'Haïti passe par des réformes institutionnelles et structurelles en profondeur dans les domaines suivants: Douane, administration publique, justice & lois, respect du droit de propriété, libre concurrence, accès au crédit bancaire... Des millions sans des réformes auront aucun impact sur la pauvreté et le développement durable.

lundi 14 janvier 2013


On several occasions in the early morning hours, a volunteer observed a young boy leaving the priest's private residence, located on the grounds of a 600 child orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti.

When the volunteer asked the boy where he stays at night, the boy said that he sleeps with Fr. Marc in Fr. Marc's bed.

"Father Marc" is Rev. Marc Boisvert, O.M.I., Founder and Executive Director of Pwoje Espwa Sud in Les Cayes, Haiti.

The volunteer immediately telephoned and emailed Dr. Cynthia DeSoi, the orphanage's volunteer medical director and board member, with the information he received from the boy.

Two days later, Father Boisvert held a "mock trial" with the frightened boy seated on a high stool in the middle of Fr. Boisvert's living room. Surrounding the boy was Fr. Boisvert, three of his employees and the volunteer whose presence was requested by Boisvert.

Under questioning, the orphanage official pressured the boy to say that he had instead only "dreamed" about sleeping in Boisvert's bed.

Soon thereafter, the boy disappeared back into the streets of Les Cayes.

Dr. DeSoi, a U.S. citizen who practices medicine in Lewiston, Maine, travels frequently to Pwoje Espwa.

Father Boisvert is a U.S. citizen, a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate religious order in Haiti.

For further information: 
Cyrus Sibert, Cap Haitien, Haiti 

Paul Kendrick, Portland, Maine 


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