Attorneys representing an Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing children in Kenya are asking a federal judge to delay his upcoming trial, now set for next month.
Attorneys for 19-year-old Matthew Durham filed the request for a delay Thursday for Durham’s trial on sex abuse charges. That trial is now set for Sept. 9, but defense attorneys are asking a judge to delay the trial until next March.
Prosecutors accuse Durham of sexually abusing children at the Upendo Children’s Home in Kenya, where he’d worked as a volunteer. Durham has denied the allegations.
In the motion for a delay, Durham’s attorneys noted that more time is needed for attorneys to travel to Kenya to interview witnesses and prepare for trial.
The motion says prosecutors are not opposing the delay.