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.