CHICAGO (AP) - An American missionary released after facing
child kidnapping charges in Haiti says he slept on a concrete floor
while in jail and received hot meals.
Jim Allen spoke to Oprah Winfrey on her talk show Friday via
satellite from Amarillo, Texas. He told Winfrey that being jailed
"was hard" but he thinks his jailers treated him "as well as
they could with what they had."
Allen says, after Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake, the
missionaries planned to take the children to a temporary orphanage
in the Dominican Republic.
The missionaries still face possible charges. Their leader and
her former nanny remain in a Port au Prince jail. The missionaries
have denied the trafficking charges.
The group was caught Jan. 29 trying to take the children out of
Haiti without adoption certificates.
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