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Matthew Durham Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children At Kenyan Orphanage
EDMOND, OK – Matthew Durham, 19, has been charged with four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children after he was accused of committing sex acts with children while volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage.
The crimes were allegedly committed between April 30 to June 17, when Durham made his fourth visit to the Upendo Children’s Home in Nairobi and requested to stay at the orphanage. On his previous visits in June 2012, June 2013, and in December, he stayed with sponsor families offsite.
According to court documents, a Kenyan caretaker who lives at the orphanage noticed some of the children were acting strange and decided to question them. They would tell the caretaker that Durham had been sexually abusing them.
The founder of the children’s home, Eunice Menja, told the FBI that when Durham was confronted with the allegations that he admitted he’d sexually assaulting between four and ten children of both sexes between the ages of 4 and 10 – including one who is HIV-positive. She said he even wrote out a confession in which he admitted to raping at least three children and forced others to watch.
According to the affidavit, he also admitted he was “struggling with homosexuality and child pornography” and wrote that any time he tries to read the Bible or pray, the image of him raping a young girl several times comes to his head. After making the confession, Durham fled home to Edmond, Oklahoma where he was arrested last Thursday at his parents’ home.
His lawyer, Stephen Jones, says Durham is innocent and that the “confession” was the result of intimidation and voodoo.
“The events that occurred in Kenya the last maybe five six days that Matt was there frankly reveal some sort of pseudo-tribal psychological voodoo practiced on him, including confiscating his passport, false imprisonment, keeping food from him one day, delay in allowing him to depart from the country, misleading his parents,” said Jones.
“I don’t think Hollywood could make up what happened at this so-called orphanage. We’re on the ground in Kenya now. We’re finding out a lot about these people. This place is right on the outskirts of Nairobi. It’s like some cult over there.”
Menja and her husband are both Kenyan immigrants who live in Oklahoma. They founded the Christian charity Upendo Kids International to help look after troubled, unwanted and neglected children in a community on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Every year, young Christian missionaries from the United States travel to the orphanage to “work” with the children. Durham volunteered there after raising money for the orphanage in his hometown, including giving a presentation at the Edmond Rotary Club.
Personally, I’m waiting for more info before making any judgement calls. I’m not saying that Kenyan orphans being molested by a Christian missionary is hard for me to believe – but if I were a 19-year-old in Kenya being accused of molesting orphans, I’d write down anything I was told if that meant I could get my ass back home to America and not have to run around Nairobi with a burning tire around my neck.