Feds seek to hold man charged with Haiti sex abuse

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 9:12 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Connecticut man charged with sexually abusing nine boys at a school for poor children he founded in Haiti should not be released from prison because he poses a "clear and continuing danger."

A detention hearing is planned for Thursday in New Haven to determine whether Douglas Perlitz should continue to be held in prison.

The 39-year-old is the founder of the Project Pierre Toussaint school in Cap-Haitien. Authorities last month charged him with enticing children into sex acts by promising food, shelter, cash, cell phones, electronics, shoes and clothing.

Perlitz's attorney, William Dow III, says his client intends to plead not guilty and should be released pending trial.

Perlitz was arrested last month at his home in Eagle, Colo.

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