Eight of the 10 Americans detained in Haiti have been freed on their word by a Haitian judge and have returned to the U.S., according to The Grio.com.

The missionaries from Idaho were charged with kidnapping for trying to take 33 children from the country. The two remaining Americans remain in custody while the judge determines why they traveled to Haiti on a trip prior to the earthquake, attorney Avion Fleurent told CNN.

The eight Americans released were flown back to the United States on February 17. They were freed without bail after parents of the children they were accused of kidnapping stated that they had willingly handed over their children to the missionaries.

The American group claimed to be on a humanitarian mission, rescuing victims of the quake and taking them to a prepared orphanage in the Dominican Republic. While the group’s leader, Laura Silsby, initially claimed they were only taking orphaned children, it was later discovered that the children were given to the missionaries by their parents.

Judge Bernard Saint VII said he still wanted to question the remaining two missionaries, Silsby and Charisa Coulter, about their visit to Haiti prior to the quake, but requested Coulter to be hospitalized due to her having diabetes.

The group has also faced embarrassment with the revelation that their legal advisor and spokesperson in the Dominican Republic is also wanted for smuggling charges in El Salvador and the United States.

Jorge Puello is being pursued by U.S. Marshalls as well as authorities in the Dominican Republic who say he led a ring that lured young women into prostitution.

In a phone conversation to the Associated Press, Puello claimed he volunteered to help the missionaries, but had never met any of them before their detention in Haiti.

Puello later told the AP, “The whole world will know I am innocent.”