On January 29, 2010, 10 American missionaries were arrested in Haiti after trying to leave the country with 33 children they claimed were orphans. The missionaries, who said they were headed to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, were charged with child abduction and put in jail.
Haitian authorities launched an investigation and found that some of the children actually had parents, but some of those Haitian parents testified last week that they had willingly handed over their children to the Americans in hopes of securing their kids a better life.
On February 17, a judge freed eight of the 10 missionaries. One day later, they came home.