Michael Geilenfeld Founder of the “Maison Saint-Joseph” orphanage arrested in Dominican Republic

iciHaiti - Justice: 04/15/2019 09:46:10

iciHaiti - Justice: Michael Geilenfeld Founder of the "Maison Saint-Joseph" orphanage arrested in R & D

Saturday, Michael Geilenfeld (67), a native of Iowa (USA), Founder in 1985 of the "Maison Saint-Joseph" orphanage in Port-au-Prince, was arrested in the Dominican Republic, confirmed the Porte - French National Police (PND) Frank Felix Duran Mejia, who did not specify the purpose of the arrest or whether Geilenfeld had been charged, refusing to comment on a possible extradition of Geilenfeld to Haiti.

Recall that following allegations of aggression on children by five former residents of the orphanage for children, now adults, Michael Geilenfeld, who has never ceased to claim his innocence, was arrested in Haiti on September 5, 2014 then incarcerated and released 237 days later, April 29, 2015 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13742-haiti-justice-the-founder-of-the-orphanage-home-saint-joseph-innocente-and- -libere.html after a judge dismissed the case after a brief trial in which the five plaintiffs never appeared.

At the end of 2015, the Haitian judiciary opened a new investigation concerning other allegations of aggression against minors, against Michael Geilenfeld, an arrest warrant was then issued in Haiti by the prosecutor https://www.haitilibre.com/article -15 638-haiti-justice-new-investigation-against-the-founder-of-the-orphanage-home-saint-joseph.html

However, in the absence of official details on the reasons for this arrest, there is no evidence that it is related to Haiti.

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