A man of Haitian descent, who had been previously accused of nursing home sexual assault in Maryland, was recently turned over to the law enforcement authorities in Haiti.
53 year-old Joel Monfort had worked as a nursing home assistant at Peninsula Regional Maryland Center in Salisbury, Maryland ten years ago. In 2001, Monfort was fired from his job at Peninsula Regional, after he was accused of committing a sexual assault against one of the nursing home residents. On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Monfort was deported by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services back to Haiti. Upon arriving at Port-au-Prince airport, Monfort was taken into the custody of Haitian law enforcement officials.
According to the United States government, in 1996, Monfort tried to gain illegal immigration status with a fraudulent marriage after entering the country illegally. In March 2000, Monfort’s residency status was terminated and court proceedings for his removal from the country began. In 2001, Monfort was tried and eventually convicted of the sexual assault. After serving 10 years in prison, Monfort has now been deported to Haiti.
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