Feds pursue charges in NY against man accused of abuse in Haiti after Conn. judge tosses case
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Federal prosecutors say an arrest warrant has been issued in New York for a man accused of sexually abusing boys in Haiti after a judge dismissed charges against him in Connecticut.
A criminal complaint was filed in Brooklyn against Douglas Perlitz on Thursday, a day after federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven dismissed charges against Perlitz.
Arterton said she was only ruling on the venue issue and that her dismissal did not prohibit prosecutors from charging Perlitz in another state. She noted that Perlitz flew to Haiti from airports in New York and Florida but took no flights from Connecticut.
Perlitz is accused of enticing children into sex acts by promising them food, shelter and other items.
William Dow, Perlitz' attorney, says his client will plead not guilty.