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Posted Monday, November 17, 2008
Canadian sentenced in Haiti sex case
By Agence France-Presse
MONTREAL (AFP) - A Canadian humanitarian aid worker pleaded guilty on Monday to sexual assault on young orphans in Haiti in 2006 and 2007, and was sentenced to three years in jail.

Armand Huard, 64, admitted culpability on 10 counts of sexually touching eight victims aged 13 to 16 years old at the time of the incidents.

He was arrested in February along with Denis Rochefort, 59, who was convicted on Friday of similar charges. Rochefort was sentenced to two years in jail. "It's a triumph of our legal system," prosecutor Carmen Rioux told reporters.

"It's in accordance with Canadian jurisprudence that Mr. Huard, who was in a situation of trust or authority over these children and abused them, would face punishment."

The pair, who had worked for years in Cayes on the southwest side of the Caribbean island, were charged under a provision of the criminal code that allows Canadians to be prosecuted in Canada for child sex crimes in other countries.

Police in both countries and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah) collaborated in an international investigation kicked off in early 2007 into their crimes.
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