Oklahoma Missionary Sentenced to 40 Years for Raping Nairobi Children, Underscoring the Harm Done by Some Foreigners in Africa

What happens when foreigners who are supposedly in African nations to help people are actually there to do great harm to children? Matthew Lane Durham, 21, an Oklahoma missionary, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting four children while working in an orphanage in Kenya

As CNN reported, Durham was sentenced by Judge David L. Russell on four counts of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.” Further, he must pay restitution of $15,863, as ABC News reported.

“These were heinous crimes committed on the most vulnerable victims. He was their worst nightmare come true,” the judge said.

“In a span of just 33 days,” prosecutors wrote, Durham “raped three girls — ages 5, 9 and 15 — at least eight times. During that same time period, he sexually molested a 12-year-old boy twice.”

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