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Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009       

Former Boston Haiti consul general, Elie, sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised probation for attempted rape

By Yves A. Isidor, wehaitians.com executive editor     

Jean-Roland Elie, a former Boston consul general under the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Jean-Bertrand Aristide (2001-2004), was sentenced today to five years in state prison, to be followed by three years of supervised probation, as punishment by a Suffolk County court (Downtown Boston) for attempting to rape (Mass. Sex Offender Registry) a young female last year.

Since Mr. Elie was not in court for his sentencing, he is now considered a fugitive, and a warrant has been issued for his capture.

More, Mr. Elie, who is said to have since early last week fled to his native Haiti, forfeited the $10,000 posted as bail.

After the sentencing judge communicated to those in attendance the punishment reserved for Mr. Elie, one of his supporters allegedly verbally attacked the rape victim. The presumed attacker wehaitians.com could not identify was immediately placed in tight handcuffs by court guards.

Also in the news, prominent Boston Haitian-American community radio personality, Max Nicholas, who remains accused of rape (statutory), regained his liberty, but conditional, Thursday after nearly two weeks in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility, and after posting bail in the amount of $10,000. 

RELATED TEXT: Conviction for a former Boston consul-general for rape; prominent; Boston radio personality languished in jail for nearly two weeks, after arrest for alleged statutory rape / Accused rapist, Max Nicholas, tells court "I'm not guilty"                                                                                                       

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