US man alleges misconduct at Kenyan orphan abuse trial
06 October 2015, 21:36
Oklahoma City - A man convicted of illicit sexual conduct with children at a Kenya orphanage is alleging prosecutor misconduct during his trial.
A federal jury found 21-year-old Matthew Lane Durham guilty in June of seven counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. Prosecutors alleged Durham targeted orphans while serving as a volunteer at the Upendo Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenya, between April and June 2014.
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Jurors cleared Durham of accusations that he had planned to abuse the children before leaving the United States.
His attorney, Stephen Jones, filed legal papers Friday alleging a witness at Durham's trial presented false testimony that a prosecutor didn't correct. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bob Troester, said Monday that the office will file an appropriate response.