British Charity Director Found Guilty for Abusing Street Children in Kenya

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Today, a British court found Simon Harris guilty of abusing young Kenyan boys, as well as possessing indecent images of children, when he was working as the director of a children’s charity in their community.

The trial against him represented an innovative use of technology and a unique collaboration between UK police and human rights agencies, including IJM Kenya. Harris will be sentenced on January 30, 2015.

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM,

December 16, 2014

Boys living on the streets of one Kenyan town say former charity director Simon Harris sexually assaulted them and threatened them with violence when he was living there from 1996 to 2013.

Their testimonies appeared in a British courtroom via live-streaming video from more than 6,500 miles away, in a case made possible by British and Kenyan police working alongside human rights organizations including International Justice Mission.

Read more on the IJM website