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Haitian pastor banned from leaving Haiti in sex abuse case


Pastor Amel Lafleur was summoned to court for “public contempt of decency and disturbance of social order,” in January. Photo via Amel Lafleur’s Facebook page

Pastor Amel Lafleur has been banned from traveling out of Haiti after missing a court summons over the alleged sex abuse live-streamed from his church during a December service, according to media reports.

Lafleur’s court appearance was rescheduled for Jan. 9, Port-au-Prince Judicial Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told the media outside the courthouse on Jan. 4, according to Gazette Haiti.

Lafleur appears to have ties to relatives in the United States and travels there. His daughter, whom The Haitian Times is not identifying because she may be decanted a sex crime victim, reportedly was born in the U.S. 

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