Laurius Joseph,
Suspect Laurius Joseph, former deputy from Acul-du-Nord, Haiti. Photo via T Carry Vocal Master’s Facebook

CAP-HAITIEN — Police took to jail last week a former deputy accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy he took in while the teen’s mom is living in Chile, according to the Cap-Haitien city attorney.

Laurius Joseph is the former deputy of Acul-du-Nord, a commune in the Northern Department about 11 miles southwest of Cap-Haitien. Officials said he brought the teen into his home in Cap-Haitien from Port-au-Prince about a month before the arrest, which took place after the teen went to authorities.


A former deputy was thrown in jail on accusations of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy whose mother trusted the man to help with schooling.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. 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 Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.