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Sentencing Set For Oklahoma Missionary Who Abused 4 Kenyan Orphans

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A former missionary from Oklahoma faces up to 120 years in prison when he's sentenced for sexually abusing four children at an orphanage in Kenya, Africa.

A March 7 sentencing date is scheduled in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City for 21-year-old Matthew Lane Durham. Durham was convicted last June on seven counts of engaging in illicit sex in foreign places, however three of the convictions were overturned.

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that Durham should be sentenced to the maximum 30 years on each count and that the sentences run consecutively for a total of 120 years. Prosecutors say the victims are "psychologically damaged."

Defense attorney Stephen Jones told The Oklahoman that he plans to ask for an eight-year sentence plus probation because Durham has no criminal history.
 

6/19/2016 Related Story: Matthew Durham Guilty On 7 Counts In Kenya Child Sex Abuse Trial

6/17/15 Related Story: Matthew Durham Testifies In Day 6 Of Sex Abuse Trial

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