CRIME

Former US missionary in Haiti accused of child sexual abuse

  • FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011 file photo, a police officer speaks to a woman in front of the jail where U.S. missionary Daniel Pye was imprisoned in Jacmel, Haiti. Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped coordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children. Following a two-year investigation, federal prosecutors in Miami charged Pye on Thursday, March 2, 2017,  with four counts of traveling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011 file photo, a police officer speaks to a woman in front of the jail where U.S. missionary Daniel Pye was imprisoned in Jacmel, Haiti. Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped coordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children. Following a two-year investigation, federal prosecutors in Miami charged Pye on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with four counts of traveling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011 file photo, a police officer speaks to a woman in front of the jail where U.S. missionary Daniel Pye was imprisoned in Jacmel, Haiti. Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped coordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children. Following a two-year investigation, federal prosecutors in Miami charged Pye on Thursday, March 2, 2017,  with four counts of traveling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011 file photo, a police officer speaks to a woman in front of the jail where U.S. missionary Daniel Pye was imprisoned in Jacmel, Haiti. Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped coordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children. Following a two-year investigation, federal prosecutors in Miami charged Pye on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with four counts of traveling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. authorities have charged an Arkansas man with sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti.

Daniel Pye became well-known among missionaries in Haiti as he helped coordinate relief efforts in Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake. He was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children.

Following a two-year investigation, prosecutors in Miami have charged Pye with four counts of traveling from South Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual conduct with children

A judge in Arkansas set bond at $5,000, but prosecutors filed a motion Thursday to reverse the decision. He remains in custody.