Popular
(Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

US Missionary Worker Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes in Kenyan Orphanage

After being investigated by the FBI and Kenya authorities, Gregory Dow pleaded guilty on Monday to sexually molesting Kenyan orphans as young as 11-years old.

Gregory Dow, a 61-year-old US missionary from Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, between 2013 and 2017.

Dow moved to West Kenyan town Boito in 2008 to build and run the Dow Family Children's Home. To build the home, The Lancaster, PA native received partial funding from local churches and supporters. After having caught wind of the accusations, Dow fled Kenya in 2017 and returned to the US.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Sauti Sol's New Album 'Midnight Train' Is a Jubilant Gift for Turbulent Times

We speak to the Kenyan Afro-pop sensation about their latest album, their evolution as artists and Black Lives Matter.