NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Colorado man charged with sexually abusing nine boys at a school he founded in Haiti was using his computer while in the United States to search for boys.
Authorities made the accusations in court papers as they argued that 39-year-old Douglas Perlitz should not be released from prison while he awaits trial. A judge kept him detained after his attorney said at a hearing Wednesday that he needed more time to come up with a large bond package.
Authorities say Perlitz enticed children at the Project Pierre Toussaint school in Cap-Haitien into sex acts by promising them food, shelter, cash, cell phones, electronics and shoes.
Perlitz has pleaded not guilty. His attorney says he did nothing illegal in the U.S.
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