Former Oklahoma missionary, Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who volunteered at a children's home in Kenya was sentenced on Monday to 40 years in prison for s*xually assaulting three girls and a boy while working at the facility, according to court documents.
He was also ordered to pay restitution of $15,863. Durham showed no emotion when the sentence was issued. He had asked the court for mercy, saying: "All I wanted was to follow God's plan for me." Durham targeted orphans while volunteering at the Upendo Children's Home in Nairobi between April and June 2014.
Durham had served as a volunteer since 2012 at the orphanage, which specializes in caring for neglected children. He r*ped or s*xually mol*sted by force or threat, 4 children ranging in ages from 5 years to 14 years — some multiple times — in a span of just 33 days. He was 19 when he was charged in 2014.