CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Ten Americans accused of trying to take several children out of Haiti may soon be released from jail.
A judge yesterday recommended the American missionaries be released and allowed to leave the country while keeping a representative in Haiti to respond to any additional questions in the case. He said he will now send along his recommendation of release to Haitian prosecutors.
Haitian law says it is the judge who has the final say but prosecutors can object to the order of release.
Ten Americans, including a Topeka man, jailed for trying to take children out of Haiti could soon be released from jail and be on their way back home.
The Americans have been jailed since late January after they were caught at Haiti`s boarder trying to move several children on a bus to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
The U.S. missionaries have insisted they were simply trying to help the children get to a safe place after January 12`s magnitude-7.0 earthquake, which has left more than 200,000 dead.