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Man with ties to Liberty Hill gets 40 years for sexually abusing Haitian orphans

In a press release issued Wednesday, the United States Attorney's Office said Daniel John Pye, 35, was convicted in November of three counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.  (Homeland Security Investigations Photo)

An Arkansas man who previously resided in the Williamson County town of Liberty Hill has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for traveling to Haiti to have sex with children.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the United States Attorney's Office said Daniel John Pye, 36, was convicted in November of three counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, from 2006 through 2012, Pye ran a missionary orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti -- and during his time there he would regularly sexually abuse girls as young as six years old.

After leaving Haiti, Pye resided in the Liberty Hill, Texas, Texarkana, Texas, and Ashdown, Arkansas, officials say. Prior to arriving in Haiti, Pye resided in the Bradenton and Fort Lauderdale areas of Florida.

Pye's imprisonment will be followed by 25 years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

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