Federal Judge: Edmond Man Accused Of Child Crimes Will Go To Trial


Friday, August 1st 2014, 3:41 pm
By: News 9


A federal judge ruled on Friday that an Edmond man accused of molesting orphans in Kenya will go to trial.

Matthew Durham, 19, was a volunteer at Upendo Children's home. That home was founded by an Edmond couple. During a trip in June, Durham reportedly stayed with the kids and that's when the alleged sex crimes happened.

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Court documents show Durham confessed to one of the founders of that home that he sexually molested between four and 10 children back in June.

On Friday during a hearing, a federal judge found probable cause for the accusations. Durham will continue to be held in the custody of U.S. Marshals.