A Haitian judge ruled Monday to drop child kidnapping and criminal association charges against ten U.S. missionaries for attempting to rescue children out of the country following January 12th’s devastating earthquake.
As previously reported, the missionaries from a U.S. Baptist church were arrested after being found driving to the Haitian border with 33 children illegally.
8 of the 10 missionaries were released in February but the leader of the group Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter were asked to stay behind.
Judge Bernard Saint-Vil rule Monday that Silsby still faced a lesser charge for her role in organizing the transportation of the children.
Silsby still remains jailed and faces up to three years in prison.
Coulter was released in March.