A former cheerleading coach and high school teacher has been charged with possessing and displaying sexually explicit images and videos and luring a minor into sexual activity.

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of charges against Vigiland D’Haiti (40, Winter Garden) for possessing images and videos of children being sexually exploited, one count of production of child sexual abuse images and videos, and one count of enticing a minor into sexual activity. D’Haiti is a former high school teacher and cheerleading coach who owned a cheerleading school in Clermont, Florida. If convicted, D’Haiti faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison on count of possessions, a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, up to 30 years, in federal prison on the production count, and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. and to life in federal prison on seduction count. D’Haiti also faces a possible life sentence of assisted release. The United States plans to confiscate D’Haiti’s cell phone, which allegedly facilitated the indicted crimes.

According to the indictment, on May 27, 2022, D’Haiti knowingly possessed images and videos of an underage victim (“Victim 1”) being sexually exploited. D’Haiti also deliberately created child abuse videos and images of Victim 1 in or around June 2021. In addition, from July 2, 2014 to December 5, 2014, D’Haiti knowingly coaxed, incited, seduced and coerced victim (“Victim 2”) another minor to engage in sexual activity.

D’Haiti was arrested at his home on March 27, 2022, for violations of Florida law, including lewd and lascivious molesting of minors. Upon his arrest, D’Haiti’s cell phone was seized and a search warrant for this device was obtained. Forensic analysis of the mobile phone revealed that it contained a Private Photo Vault application. In the Private Photo Vault, D’Haiti kept images and videos of children being sexually exploited, including images of underage victims known personally to D’Haiti through the cheerleading gym he owned in Clermont. D’Haiti’s state assault charges are pending.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that an accused has committed one or more offenses under federal criminal law, and each accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone who is or knows a potential victim in this case, or has information about this or any other investigation, should contact Homeland Security Investigations’ toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2423 or by completing the online tip form at to fill. found at https://www.ice.gov/webform/ice-tip-form.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, along with the Clermont Police Department and the Winter Garden Police Department. It is being continued by United States Assistant Attorney Kara M. Wick.

This case was brought under Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. law firms and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity (CEOS) Division of the Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood deploys federal, state, and local resources to locate, arrest, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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