Six young Haitian men have testified in a courtroom about sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of an American who ran a school in their impoverished Caribbean nation. The victims said they struggled with feelings of shame after Douglas Perlitz coerced them into sex for money. They testified yesterday at a sentencing hearing for Perlitz, 40, of Eagle, Colo. The former Connecticut resident admitted in August to engaging in illicit sexual conduct with eight children. Prosecutors want him sent to prison for at least 19 years.
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