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Texas man sentenced to 25 years for abusing orphan boys in Malawi

By Jon Herskovitz
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 06:12

Gerald Campbell, 66, of Odessa, who pleaded guilty in May, could have faced up to life in prison, according to papers filed in federal court in Texas.

Campbell admitted that he knew that what he was doing was wrong

Campbell reached a plea agreement and admitted to engaging in sexual acts with eight minors, all of whom were orphans living at the Victory Christian Children’s Home in Malawi between 1997 and 2009, U.S. prosecutors said.

“Campbell admitted that he knew that what he was doing was wrong and that he thought nobody would believe the minors if they reported the abuse,” they said in a statement.

He told U.S. investigators he lured children, including one infected with HIV, into his home to sexually abuse them.

The home had more amenities than the orphanage and he used that to entice a few of the children to live with him for several months, court papers said.

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