This is a very peculiar situation in Haiti. 10 people from the Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission are arrested for transporting children from Haiti into Santo Domingo. Of course, it is in Haiti where many government entities have been destroyed. Still, it's a hot spot for child traffickers, so you'd think you would be extra cautious when transporting children across international borders.
Not for this group of Southern Baptists! They apparently didn't think anything of crossing the borders with undocumented children. After all, they have it on the good word of a church pastor those kids are legitimate orphans.
It would eventually be discovered that some of those children had parents who were still alive.
Innocent mistake? Naivete concerning international law?
American superiority by thinking the government of Haiti is so far gone they wouldn't care if we took a few across the border?
A slap dash rescue effort without research into legal niceties?
Child trafficking? By Southern Baptists?
Excepting for all the accusations against Southern Baptist ministers for pedophilia and child abuse, could child trafficking be possible?
It could very well be naivete. However, sometimes naivete can also be an excellent cover for evil deeds.
A very confusing situation. Haiti has agreed to let the ten missionaries be tried on American soil.
Guilty or innocent, I believe they'll probably be found 'not guilty' and go on to write best selling books.
10 Americans Arrested In Haiti, Accused Of Child Trafficking.
Idaho church prays for Americans held in Haiti.