orphanage founder Michael Geilenfeld falsely accused of abuse
Here is a picture of orphanage founder Michael Geilenfeld who was falsely accused of abusing children in his care.
In the late 2011, Paul Kendrick, a Maine activist for sexual abuse victims, led an email and blog campaign accusing Michael Geilenfeld, the founder of St. Joseph's Home for Boys and North Carolina-based 'Hearts with Haiti' in allegation of child abuse. He accused Geilenfeld as a serial pedophile and 'Hearts with Haiti' of refusing to do anything about him. On his claim, the Department of Homeland Security had launched an exhaustive investigation and found them to be baseless. It was found that Kendrick had never visited any of the three children's homes for disabled and disadvantaged children in Haiti run by the defendants and the jury has awarded $7 million in damages to Michael Geilenfeld and $7.5 million to the Hearts with Haiti. The false allegation had kept Geilenfeld behind the bars for 237 days and cost 'Hearts with Haiti' several million dollars in donations.