American Missionary Pleads Guilty For Abusing Girls At His Orphanage

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Local media in Philadelphia has reported that an American missionary who was accused of sexually abusing girls at an orphanage he helped set up in western Kenya has pleaded guilty to the charges in a US court.

The missionary identified as Gregory Dow, aged 61, pleaded guilty to four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places during a teleconference on Monday with US District Judge Edward Smith and federal prosecutors.

He ran the orphanage in Bomet county, 263km (163 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, with his wife Mary Dow. He was said to have committed the crimes between October 2013 and September 2014.

Mr Dow left Kenya in September 2017 to avoid prosecution after police were tipped off the abuses.

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