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More lawsuits allege sex abuse at Haiti school

NEW HAVEN — Fairfield University in Connecticut and others that supported a charity designed to help feed and educate boys in Haiti are facing additional lawsuits alleging that children were sexually abused by a school founder.

The 21 new federal lawsuits, filed Thursday, allege that the defendants, who include the Society of Jesus of New England and others, were negligent in hiring and supervising Douglas Perlitz. The suits seek $20 million for each victim.

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