Being a missionary means going to do good works in the name of God. Clearly 21-year-old Matthew Lane Durham’s intentions were not too pure. Durham was sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting Kenyan orphans in Nairobi, Africa. Durham was suppose to be on a missions trip.

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Durham worked for Upendo Children’s Home since 2012. His targets were children who were neglected. He was suppose to face 120 years, but he was acquitted of three counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place. He was found guilty of 7 charges. He reportedly plans to appeal the charges because he says he was “an emotionally vulnerable teenager” who was struggling with “sexual identity and development.”

Eunice Menja, founder of the Upendo Children’s Home released a stanebt on the incident. He says Durham’s actions,

“not only a betrayal of the Upendo mission but of the trust Upendo placed in him. Matthew has no remorse. After he got caught, he still denied.”

Prosecutors say,

“There is a real perception among Upendo’s local Kenyan community that more pedophiles lurk among the volunteers, especially the young male volunteers.”

As U.S. District Judge David L. Russell sentenced Durham, he released a statement saying,

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

Source: VLADTV