“Arbaugh stated that he received sexual gratification from the sexual acts he committed against minors in Haiti,” the court documents say.

“James Arbaugh was a wolf in sheep’s clothing: he posed as a selfless missionary when in reality he was exploiting his position to prey on and sexually abuse vulnerable children in one of the most impoverished areas of the world,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowsk, according to local media.

“Today’s sentencing is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our prosecutors and law enforcement partners to hold sexual predators like Arbaugh accountable for their deplorable crimes.”

The former missionary was charged in the US District Court in Western Virginia.