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Jul 23


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​Outcry as Teenage Missionary confesses to raping Kenyan minors.


A 19 year old US citizen, Matthew Durham faces possible life imprisonment after US authorities learned of shocking crimes he allegedly committed on mission trip in Kenya.

Matthew flew in with a group called Upendo, an organization that assists neglected Kenyan kids by providing basic needs and gospel.

The suspect was volunteering at a local children's home where he committed the offenses with an Oklahoma court records indicating Matthew to having confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and making other kids watch his inhumane act.

United States Attorney Sanford Coats termed it a true tragedy referring to the act of exploiting children in an orphanage. “Durham requested to stay at the children’s home in an ‘overflow bunk’ rather than at an off-site facility.”, stated the criminal complaint noting Durham volunteered to travel to Kenya several times over the last two years.

Several victims claimed the suspect “often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.” to which he came clean after being confronted by a caretaker at the orphanage. The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive. Durham is being held without bond.

There was massive outcry on social media when KTLA 5 news ran the story with most whites feeling the US was out of jurisdiction and the 'pedophile' should have been extradicted to Kenya where the punishment is deemed heavy.

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