Teacher to plead "not guilty" to Haiti student abuse

In this 2004 file photo,Douglas Perlitz, a graduate of Fairfield University, talks about his missionary work with Haitian street children during an interview at the school in Fairfield, Conn. Perlitz who is charged of charged with sexually abusing nine boys at a school in Haiti, is scheduled to appear in New Haven federal court on Monday Oct. 19, 2009 for a bail hearing.

January 31, 2010 3:10:56 PM PST
A Colorado man is expected to plead not guilty to new charges that he sexually abused boys at a school he founded in Haiti. A Colorado man is expected to plead not guilty to new charges that he sexually abused boys at a school he founded in Haiti. Douglas Perlitz is scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in New Haven. Perlitz was charged last year with sexually abusing nine boys. Prosecutors doubled the number of alleged victims to 18 with a new indictment announced Thursday. Perlitz pleaded not guilty last year to the original charges. His lawyer, William Dow III, said Thursday that he would also plead not guilty to the new counts.

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