Don’t you hate it when you’re minding your own business volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage when an agent of Satan takes over your body and forces you to sexually abuse the children there? Well, that’s what nineteen-year-old Oklahoma man Matthew Durham says happened to him…because he’s the victim here, apparently.
Durham has been charged with abusing as many as ten children, male and female, including at least one HIV positive victim. Durham forced the children to touch themselves or each other explicitly, or simply abused them himself.
Durham admits to horrific abuse, but it’s not his fault, claims his lawyer, who says that ““The affidavit is shot through with inaccuracies.” According to the defense, “The events that occurred in Kenya the last maybe five six days that Matt was there frankly reveal some sort of pseudo-tribal psychological voodoo practiced on him, including confiscating his passport, false imprisonment, keeping food from him one day, delay in allowing him to depart from the country, misleading his parents. I don’t think Hollywood could make up what happened at this so-called orphanage.” He added, “We’re finding out a lot about these people. This place is right on the outskirts of Nairobi. It’s like some cult over there.”
Blaming a culture and “voodoo” is one thing, but Durham has taken about nine steps more toward Crazytown. The prosecution is appealing Durham’s release on bond on the grounds that he is too dangerous to be released.
“The defendant in this matter by his own detailed admission both orally and in writing has brutally raped and molested young girls and boys in an orphanage in Kenya,” the appeal filed in U.S. District Court alleges,” the appeal says. “He has confessed his crimes in writing, on video, and has admitted to a life-long struggle of desires to touch children and ‘child predation.'”
Text messages presented by the prosecution to show that he is still a danger to the community discuss a “demon” named “Luke” who takes over at night and forces Durham to do disgusting things to children. Sickeningly, his texting partner believed him.
Durham may have plenty of time to wrestle with his demons. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. Hopefully, “Luke” is prepared for some hard time.