PLEA FOR COLO. MAN ACCUSED OF HAITI SCHOOL ABUSE
Douglas Perlitz, a 39 year old Colorado man charged with sexually abusing boys at a schoolhe
founded for street children in Haiti, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to new charges that raisethe
number of alleged victims to 18. Authorities accuse him of enticing children at the Project
Pierre Toussaint school in Cap-Haitien into sex acts by promising them food, shelter, cash,cell
phones, electronics and shoes. They say he also withheld benefits and threatened to expelthe
boys if they refused his wishes. Perlitz pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Haven to
nine counts of traveling outside the United States with the intent to engage in sexualconduct
with minors and 10 counts of engaging in sexual conduct in foreign places withminors.
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