Jury selection set to begin in trial of Michigan man accused of abusing Haitian children
Matthew Andrew Carter in custody since 2011
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Miami federal court for the trial of a Michigan man accused of abusing children in his care in Haiti.
Matthew Andrew Carter of Brighton, Mich., has been in custody since his May 2011 arrest. He faces several charges, including one count of traveling from the U.S. to Haiti for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with minors.
Carter ran a residential center for poor children in Haiti's capital. Prosecutors say Carter forced several children at the home to engage in sexual acts in exchange for gifts, money or continued care from the mid-1990s through April 2011.
The Haitian government took the rare step of closing the home after Carter's arrest.
Jury selection begins Tuesday. The trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 5.
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