The U.S. government should be ashamed and we should be outraged at the sentence that was levied against a man who opened a school in Haiti only to rape little children. He “founded” the school in 1997 and started his abominable acts against the children, some as young as 11, before the school was finished in 1998.
According to the Huffington Post, Douglas Perlitz, 40, was convicted in New Haven federal court on Tuesday. Judge Janet Bond Arterton called him “a serial rapist and molester.” Six young men were flown in from Haiti to testify against Perlitz. They all had attended the Project Pierre Toussaint School for homeless children in Cap-Haitien and had been assaulted. He had threatened to take away their “food, shelter, cash, cell phones, electronics and shoes” and kick them out of the school if they did not agree to his sexual advances. But their stories were nothing to this judge…to the United States government. The lenience of the child abuse laws that Oprah and others have rallied against for many years prevailed.
The sentence he received for the atrocities against these children was nothing. Fox News reported that Connecticut just sentenced a thief and rapist to death for breaking in a home and raping and killing a woman and her 11 and 17-year old daughters, leaving her husband as the lone survivor in 2007. Now this monster, who raped and stole the souls of dozens of young boys will only receive a sentence of nearly 20 years with supervised 10 year probation after release.
Maybe the judge felt that this sentence is somehow worse than life without parole. Maybe she felt that being sentenced to live is much worse than the death penalty. Who knows! But, the real crime here is in the fact that the U.S. government doesn’t take any responsibility in its part of the heinous crimes committed against our children. Because if the laws of the nation weren’t so lenient, maybe, just maybe, these crimes would occur less often.
The pedophiles of the nation do not fear the punishment that will be passed down to them if they are caught defiling our children. This man (as a pedophile told Oprah on her show about his victims) killed what they could’ve been. Read more on this story here.