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Gregory Dow: American missionary jailed for intercourse crimes in Kenyan orphanage

An American has been sentenced to over 15 years in jail for mistreating underage women in a Kenyan orphanage.

Christian missionary Gregory Dow established the orphanage together with his spouse in 2008, the place he primarily based till his escape in 2017.

“Gregory Dow was the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothes,” stated FBI’s Michael Driscoll.

Final 12 months, Dow pleaded responsible in the USA to 4 counts of getting illicit intercourse with a minor overseas.

The orphanage was partly funded by church buildings in Lancaster County within the US state of Pennsylvania and operated for practically a decade.

The FBI acted on a whistleblower and Mr. Dow was indicted in July 2019.

This info turned out to be from a Kenyan girl dwelling in the USA who had returned to the realm close to the orphanage to take care of her mom, Washington Post reports.

The newspaper says Margaret Ruto discovered her household’s village “in turmoil” after two women, aged 12 and 14, escaped the orphanage and shared tales of sexual abuse.

She “turned a detective” and picked up the testimonies of the abused women herself.

Dow was already a identified intercourse offender earlier than establishing the orphanage.

In 1996, he pleaded responsible to assault with intent to commit sexual violence, for which he was granted two years probation and was ordered to register as a intercourse offender for a decade.

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