Prosecution aims to keep Edmond missionary accused of sexual abuse in jail
By Phillip Slavin
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma teen accused of sexually abusing children while volunteering at an organization in Kenya is scheduled to be released on bond later today.But before he is freed, the prosecution will appeal his release in federal court.The hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday. Attorneys want to keep 19 year old Matthew Durham behind bars.As part of the bond release, Durham will be under house arrest and will only be allowed to leave his family's home for medical reasons or for court.U.S. Magistrate Shon Erwin set Durham's bond at $10,000 dollars and ordered Durham to surrender his passport, not use electronics, and avoid contact with children, and witnesses.Durham's father will be responsible for him until his trial.Durham is accused of sexually abusing up to 10 boys and girls during a mission trip in Kenya.Officials are also looking to extradite the young man back to Kenya.
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