Hartford man who allegedly abandoned kids runs Christian outreach group

CREATED Feb 4, 2014

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HARTFORD - We're learning more about a so called trip to the Super Bowl that ended with a charity organizer in jail.

Rafeal Andrews runs CPIC International in Hartford. It claims to be a Christian outreach program for inner-city youth.
Andrews was arrested Saturday on four counts each of reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of children.
A group of kids he was mentoring told Pennsylvania Police Andrews promised them a trip to the Super Bowl.
Instead they were left at a mall, hungry and no way to get home. 
Andrews group, Christian Programs for Inner City Children appears to use door-to-door soliciting as a way to raise money for the group.
Andrew's wife told TODAY'S TMJ4 Monday night she didn't have any details about what happened in Pennsylvania. When we returned the next day for an update no one answered the door where Andrews lives.