FIFA’s investigatory arm has completed its final report into sexual abuse allegations against Yves Jean-Bart, the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), which has now been passed to the adjudicatory chamber.
Jean-Bart was suspended in May following accusations of raping young players in the national training centre.
Jean-Bart has led the FHF for the past two decades, with the allegations dating back over the last five years.
He is alleged to have threatened young women with expulsion from the complex, committing numerous criminal acts.
Athletes, family members and a coach are among those to accuse Jean-Bart of committing sexual abuse.
Jean-Bart has denied the claims.
Jean-Bart, also known as “Dadou”, has been FHF President since 2000.
The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee has announced it has concluded its investigation proceedings.
The final report and investigation files have now been passed to the adjudicatory chamber.
FIFA announced in August that formal proceedings had also been launched against Nela Joseph – girls’ supervisor at Haiti’s national training complex, where abuse is alleged to have taken place – and Wilner Etienne, the FHF’s technical director.
The investigatory chamber says it has widened its investigation further.
Formal proceedings are now underway against Yvette Félix, an assistant coach at the national training centre.
A provisional ban has been placed on Félix, who will be prevented from taking part in any football-related activity at both national and international level for a period of 90 days.
Human Rights Watch says alleged victims have faced intimidation, death threats and attempts to bribe them into silence since the allegations were made public.
The pressure group called on FIFA, as well as authorities in Haiti and the United States, to do more to protect survivors.
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