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Edmond child abuse suspect’s release order stayed by judge

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 5, 2014

A federal judge has stayed an order to release on bond a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya.

U.S. District Judge David Russell issued the order Tuesday in the case of Matthew Lane Durham, who was set to be released to confinement in his family’s Edmond home. A U.S. magistrate granted bond Monday.

Russell’s order says Durham’s release is stayed pending resolution of an appeal by federal prosecutors, who say Durham is a danger to the community and could flee.

Durham faces up to life in prison if convicted of engaging in illegal sexual conduct in foreign places and other charges. He’s accused of engaging in sex acts with up to 10 children aged 4 to 10 years between April and June. has disabled the comments for this article.