Sex Crimes

Federal prosecutors rest in trial of Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing Kenyan orphans

  • Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, right, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, right, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham, second from right. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham, second from right. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

Federal prosecutors have rested their case against an Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.

Prosecutors questioned their final witness Monday in the trial of 20-year-old Matthew Lane Durham of Edmond.

Durham was a volunteer at the Upendo Children's Home in Nairobi and faces 17 counts of sexual misconduct, including aggravated sexual abuse and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He has pleaded not guilty and faces life in prison if convicted.

U.S. District Judge David Russell denied defense requests to dismiss some of the charges. The defense will begin presenting its case Tuesday.

Some 24 witnesses, including five children, testified for the prosecution. The children testified in private to shield them from the public and the media.