LAWYERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO PREPARE FOR TRIAL.
HAITI ORPHANAGE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL GEILENFELD, WILL FACE HIS ACCUSERS IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT IN PORTLAND, MAINE.
HEARTS WITH HAITI BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE CALLED TO THE WITNESS STAND.
THE TRIAL DATE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 6, 2014.
EIGHT HAITIAN MEN WILL TESTIFY BEFORE A JURY THAT MICHAEL GEILENFELD SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN LIVING IN HAITI.
"This lawsuit is an attempt to silence me from trying to protect Haitian children from being sexually abused and my efforts to bring a measure of justice to those who have already been abused," Kendrick told the Bangor Daily News.
"The good news about this lawsuit is that the Haitian children who were sexually abused will finally have the opportunity to confront their abuser in the safety of a U.S. courtroom," he continued. "The plaintiffs in this lawsuit are calling the victims liars. Their attempts to silence me will only serve to make the victims' voices stronger and more forceful."