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Laura Silsby convicted/sentenced to time served/released

Idaho Southern Baptist Laura Silsby was released after being found guilty of child smuggling by a Haitian court on May 17. BBC news reported:

A US missionary has been convicted of trying to illegally take 33 children out of Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in January.

The judge sentenced Laura Silsby, 40, to the time she had already spent in jail on remand, and said she was free to leave the country.

Her case was linked to that of Jean Sainvil, who was tried en absentia. She was the last of the ten originally arrested to be released.

As we reported earlier, Silsby was warned repeatedly prior to the arrests that her plan was illegal and would be regarded as child trafficking.

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May 18, 2010 - Posted by | children |

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