Durham sentenced in Kenya orphanage abuse case

Durham sentenced in Kenya orphanage abuse case

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) -A former missionary from Edmond, convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

A federal judge sentenced 21-year-old Matthew Lane Durham in an Oklahoma City court Monday morning.

The judge called the crimes heinous and ordered Durham to also pay nearly $16,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say Durham targeted orphans while volunteering at the Upendo Children's Home in Nairobi in 2014.

A jury convicted Durham in June on seven counts of abuse, but he was acquitted of three of the counts in January.

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