Richard Schair Seeks to Delay Amazon Sex Tourism Trafficking Lawsuit

Posted Jul 11th 2011 09:15 AMUpdated Jul 11th 2011 12:56 PM

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Richard Shair, a Georgia man accused of offering sex with underage girls and drugs to passengers on fishing excursions in the Amazon, is attempting to delay the lawsuit, which comes on the heels of a Brazilian investigation.

According to Bloomberg, Richard Schair filed papers on Wednesday seeking to delay a suit brought by four young woman who claim to have been "coerced into performing sex acts with Schair and his customers" aboard the Amazon Santana, a high-end river cruiser popular with wealthy American fishers.

Mr. Schair is requesting the case be delayed because the lawsuit is a civil case and he is currently the subject of a federal investigation. The case, when tried, will be the first trial allowing victims to seek damages under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which is aimed at combating sex tourism.

According to Newsvine, Schair was previously indicted in Brazil for rape, corruption of minors and operating a prostitution network. He was suspected of supplying young women to a group of Shriners. There was photographic evidence.

Travel companies operating in out-of-the-way places - the Amazon being a prime example - frequently have the opportunity to misbehave without fear of their crimes being witnessed - something to keep in mind when checking out outfitters or planning for a trip.


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allenconsulting

Yes Americans with money go all over the world and abuse people. Many other countries do the same.Just look at International adoption..do you really think this isn't human trafficiking? Oh yes it is.

I hope he and anyone who is caught in this case go to prision for a very long time. Maybe forever.

All of us regarless of where we live do know what is right or wrong.

July 12 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
allenconsulting

Yes Americans with money go all over the world and abuse people. Many other countries do the same.Just look at International adoption..do you really think this isn't human trafficiking? Oh yes it is.

I hope he and anyone who is caught in this case go to prision for a very long time. Maybe forever.

All of us regarless of where we live do know what is right or wrong.

July 12 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
musomesa

The article starts "Richard Shair, a Georgia man ... " so it is interesting how all the comments villify the children, Mexicans (by the way Brazil and Mexico are different countries), illegal aliens etc. Not one, not a single one finds any fault with an American conducting himself in that fashion in a foreign country. Could it be that an American with names that suggest European descent can have no fault if there is a "lesser being" to blame? Shame on us.

July 11 2011 at 11:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
fyug8sw

Just 1 more reason to bring our troops home to secure our borders and deport illegal aliens and kill the cartells

July 11 2011 at 9:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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musomesa

You have it backwards. Chances are the people on those tours are not Brazilian. I would bet you a dinner some of them are from the US.

July 11 2011 at 10:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jaem71

"very common for mexican, central, south americans to have sex with children." No proof, of course, for this comment; only prejudice. If you actually want to know about sex abuse IN THE USA, check the statistics from the local CAC (Children's Advocacy Center) in your community.

July 11 2011 at 9:11 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
hgeis2a

Sounds like something you would expect in Brazil

July 11 2011 at 8:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mimi

SICK...SICK,,,SICK. What is wrong with people today, to fell it is their right to violate anyone yet alone young women. Jail is not good enough, go back to the Bible and stone them to death. I'm not a church going person but I do remember some of my Bible lessens. There is so much evil in this world, the Bible also preaches forgiveness, how is a young person is suopposed to forgive when this will leave indeliable scares enmotionally and physically ?????

July 11 2011 at 8:49 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
gonro2

It's a fact that while the out of the way places do offer deviant practices----supply and demand is what makes this possible and the only reason it's not happening in the U.S .is because you can go to prison and be labeled for life. The "customers" in these out of the way places are Americans

July 11 2011 at 8:11 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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kreojm

go back to the country you slithered out of pedro !

July 11 2011 at 8:12 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
musomesa

You speak fact, shameful though it is.

July 11 2011 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
milty420

SMUGGLE DRUGS!!!

NOT CHILDREN

July 11 2011 at 7:09 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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er45eee

the cartels and illegal aliens from mexico working for them smuggle both. watch "border wars" on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

July 11 2011 at 7:33 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Sandy Frost

Schair was a drug smuggler, info here:
http://sandyfrost.newsvine.com/_news/2011/07/13/7071830-international-coverage-of-brazil-child-sex-tourism-takes-off-20-american-tourists-targeted-by-brazilian-federal-police-documents-from-richard-schairs-criminal-past

July 16 2011 at 3:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
WMEY

Is that boat for sale now?

July 11 2011 at 6:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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