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Laura Silsby, the American missionary accused of trying to take nearly three dozen children out of Haiti after the January 12 earthquake, returned home to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday after being held for nearly four months in a Haitian jail.

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U.S. missionary held in Haiti is free, lawyer saysupdated: Mon May 17 2010 18:37:00

Laura Silsby, the American missionary accused of trying to take nearly three dozen children out of Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake, has been freed from jail by a Haitian court, her defense attorney said Monday.

Haiti prosecutor seeks 6-month sentence for U.S. missionaryupdated: Thu May 13 2010 21:46:00

A Haitian prosecutor asked for a six-month prison sentence Thursday for an American missionary accused of trying to take nearly three dozen children out of the country after a devastating and deadly earthquake in January.

American missionary to stand trial in Haitiupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 15:24:00

American missionary Laura Silsby will stand trial in Haiti on a charge of arranging irregular travel, a judge ruled Monday, but more serious charges against her and nine fellow missionaries were dropped.

Haiti denies charges dropped against American missionariesupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 22:46:00

Haiti's top prosecutor on Friday denied reports that charges have been dropped against nine of the 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping children after a devastating earthquake hit the nation in January.

Haiti 'orphans' taken by missionaries reunite with familiesupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 02:50:00

Tears stream down 12-year-old Daphnis Adrien's face on the day he is supposed to be reunited with his family after six weeks of separation.

Haitian kids allegedly taken by Americans reunited with familiesupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:16:00

Nearly all of the 33 Haitian children whom American missionaries allegedly tried to take out of the earthquake-ravaged nation were reunited Wednesday with their families, weeks after they were separated.

Freed from Haiti, missionary returns 'with mixed emotions'updated: Tue Mar 09 2010 19:47:00

After more than a month in a Haitian jail, an American missionary was free Monday night, looking forward to a hot shower and a long night in bed on home soil.

Missionary held in Haiti freedupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 19:47:00

One American is still in Haiti on suspicion of kidnapping 33 children after the January quake. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

American missionary held in Haiti releasedupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 20:52:00

Charisa Coulter, one of two American missionaries detained for more than a month in Haiti on suspicion of kidnapping 33 children after January 12's devastating earthquake, was released Monday.

Decision expected on American missionaries in Haitiupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 02:12:00

A Haitian judge will decide Wednesday the fate of two American missionaries detained on suspicion of kidnapping 33 children after the devastating earthquake in January.

Missionaries back in U.S.updated: Fri Feb 26 2010 12:22:00

Eight of the 10 missionaries jailed in Haiti arrive in Florida, hours after being released from custody.

Lack of translator snarls court hearing for 2 missionaries in Haitiupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 12:22:00

Two Americans charged with kidnapping in Haiti appeared before a judge Thursday, a day after the judge released eight other Americans on bail and allowed them to return home.

Jailed missionaries could be releasedupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 12:19:00

A judge in Haiti said he expects to make a decision soon on the possible release of two American missionaries detained on suspicion of kidnapping 33 children after the earthquake in January.

Released Americans back homeupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 05:01:00

The Americans, released on bail from a Haitian prison, return home to the U.S.

Freed missionaries from Haiti 'glad to be home'updated: Fri Feb 19 2010 05:01:00

Two Americans charged with kidnapping in Haiti appeared before a judge Thursday, the same day their eight colleagues who were released on bail returned to their hometowns.

Officer: U.S. missionaries had tried to take other Haitian kidsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 08:00:00

The American missionaries in Haiti facing kidnapping charges for trying to take 33 children out of the country last week made an earlier, unsuccessful attempt at taking dozens of other children, a Haitian police officer said.

Americans jailed in Haiti tried taking other kids, officer saysupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 22:38:00

The group of American Baptist missionaries in Haiti who are facing kidnapping charges for trying to take 33 children out of the country last week made an earlier attempt at taking dozens of other children, according to a Haitian police officer.

Lawyer for Americans held in Haiti quitsupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 01:32:00

A Haitian attorney representing 10 Americans charged with kidnapping for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti told CNN Sunday he has resigned.

Missionaries split upupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 22:48:00

Ten Americans charged with kidnapping in Haiti are divided, with five men and five women in separate prisons.

U.S. missionaries sent to separate Haitian prisons; no ruling on bailupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 22:48:00

With 10 American Baptist missionaries in Haiti now charged with kidnapping for attempting to take 33 children out of the country, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday the case is for Haitian courts to decide.

Dominican official: I warned U.S. church leader about Haitian kidsupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 13:29:00

The Dominican consul general Wednesday rejected the claim from an American church leader that she thought her paperwork was in order when she attempted to take 33 Haitian children out of the country, saying he had told her it was not.

Helpers or kidnappers?updated: Fri Feb 05 2010 13:29:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul traces the steps leading up to the detainment of 10 American missionaries in Haiti.

Interpreters: Detained Americans met with cop, seeking kids' passageupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 22:19:00

Ten Americans accused of trying illegally to take 33 children from Haiti had met with a Haitian police officer and a Dominican official the week before being stopped at the border, interpreters who worked with the group said Wednesday.

Americans taking Haitian kids?updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 22:19:00

10 Americans are claiming innocence after being accused of attempted child trafficking in Haiti.

Haitian parent sent kids to orphanage for better lifeupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 19:06:00

Lelly Laurentus thought he was doing the right thing when he handed his two young children over to an American woman who promised to take them to a better place.

Accused of traffickingupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 19:06:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on Haitians who say they gave their children to U.S. missionaries to get them a better life.

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