CHRISTIAN TEEN WHO RAPED HIV-POSITIVE ORPHANS BLAMES A DEMON NAMED ‘LUKE’
An Oklahoma teenager who confessed to raping and molesting HIV-positive orphans while volunteering on a humanitarian mission trip to Kenya, is now claiming that a demon named Luke forced him to commit the horrifying sexual acts against the helpless children.
According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, and forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him while making other kids watch.
Durham was a volunteer with the Upendo Children’s Home, run by a Christian Charity, in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. He volunteered at the orphanage four times over the last two years, and on his last trip between April 30 and June 17, 2014, feds say he requested to stay at the orphanage with the children in a “overflow bunk” instead of offsite accommodations.
The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive.”
Prosecutors say while the alleged sex crimes were committed overseas, Durham can be held accountable for the crimes in Oklahoma.
Durham is being held without bond.
KFOR news shared disturbing text messages between Durham and some unnamed friends, in which the teen reveals that he believes he’s a victim of demonic possession he named Luke.
“How can i not hate this thing inside of me? It takes me at night and i am powerless over what luke wants. Yes i named him i know how crazy that is. He whispers in my ear all day and hes so hard to resist” [sic] Durham wrote in the text messages released by prosecutors.
“You honestly have no idea…i’ve prayed so much, but every night luke gets what luke wants,” [sic] Durham wrote.
According to NY Daily News:
A federal judge has ordered that Durham be detained pending his trial. The order handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge David Russell reverses a magistrate’s order that authorized Durham’s conditional release to his family’s home in Edmond. Prosecutors claimed Durham was a “danger to the community.”
Durham’s defense lawyer Stephen Jones is telling a different story. He says officials at the Kenyan orphanage held Durham in isolation and refused to give him food or his passport until he wrote down his confessions. The officials also reportedly planted the idea of demonic possession inside Durham and even gave him a name for the devil inside him — Luke.
“[Durham] was held for four days, I think, five days. They would not return his passport until he confessed and under those circumstances, it’s duress,” Jones told KFOR.
The confessions contain shocking details about the alleged sexual assaults. Durham writes about watching young girls and boys changing their clothes. During a swimming exercise, he said he helped hold a topless girl up in the water “even though [he] knew that it was inappropriate.” He also writes about raping a young girl in the orphanage’s bathroom “on several occasions.”
“I told her never to tell anyone and that I loved her,” Durham writes.
The official grand jury indictment against Durham alleges that the teen traveled from Oklahoma City to Kenya in order to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children at Upendo. It also accuses Durham of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors under 18 years of age and aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 12.
Durham was arrested at his family’s home in Oklahoma and was held without bond after facing a judge on July 18. Durham faces another preliminary hearing on August 1. If convicted, he faces life in prison. He could also face charges in Kenya.
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