Mesga Chaumette, the vice-delegate of Corail, a town in the Grand’Anse Department.

Corail official accused of sexually abusing girl, 14, at gunpoint 

Mesga Chaumette, the vice-delegate of Corail, a town in the Grand’Anse Department.

The vice-delegate of Corail, a town in the Grand’Anse Department, has been accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint on Saturday.  

Mesga Chaumette was appointed as Corail’s vice-delegate on Apr. 10, 2017. The girl’s accusation was confirmed by Arold Nicholas, an attorney from the Office of Citizen Protection (OPC).

Similar stories of sexual assaults have broken out in the Grand’Anse Department in the past two years, according to news reports. Lizaire Ronsard, a police inspector, allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl Dec. 30 in Moron. Jeudy Jean Baptiste, the son of a judge of peace in Beaumont, is suspected of impregnating at least two high schoolers after forcing them to have sex also at gunpoint. Those girls were among at least 92 high schoolers impregnated in Grand’Anse. Source

Police inspector kidnapped in Port-au-Prince

Wilner Séraphin, a police inspector, posing for a picture.

A police inspector was kidnapped in Rue Pavée, Port-au-Prince on Sunday. 

The Haitian National Police (PNH) has yet to release any official statements about the kidnapping of one of their own, identified as Wilner Séraphin. 

It is unclear whether Séraphin was on duty at the time of the kidnapping or if he was in civilian mode.

The kidnappers have already asked for a ransom. Source

Arcahaie FC will look to defend their title versus Violette AC 

Arcahaie Football Club will make their third straight trip to Championat National’s final. Arcahaie Football Club Images

The final match of Championat National, Haiti’s top-tier soccer league, is nearly set. Violette Athletic Club will take on reigning champions Arcahaie Football Club, but the date and location have yet to be announced.

Arcahaie, a commune in the Western Department, defeated Association Sportive Capoise, 2-0, in a two-match series Sunday to earn their trip to the final. They finished the season undefeated at home. Arcahaie’s non-losing run at home tracks back to 22 games. 

Meanwhile, Violette, based in Port-au-Prince, downed Baltimore Sportif Club, 2-0, on aggregate to make it to the final. Violette was last crowned champion in 1999.

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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