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For Abusing Kenyan Orphans Missionary Sentenced to 40 years in Jail

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A former US missionary has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.

Matthew Lane Durham, 21, had committed “heinous crimes on the most vulnerable victims”, the US court said.
Durham targeted orphans while working as a volunteer at the Upendo Children’s Home in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, between April and June 2014.

He is the latest charity worker in Kenya to be convicted of sex crimes. Although Durham said he was innocent of the charges, he added that he was sorry that the accusations against him had damaged the orphanage.The court also ordered the former charity worker, who was arrested in 2014 at the home of his parents in the US after fleeing Kenya, to pay restitution of $15,863 (£11,000)

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