On Wednesday a federal high court in Austin U.S., sentenced a 66-year-old Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children in his care. U.S. prosecutors said that Gerald Campbell of Odessa, who pleaded guilty in May, could have faced up to life in prison, according to papers filed in federal court in Texas.
They said that 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.
The prosecutors said that 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 his home to sexually abuse them.
They added that Campbell said that because his 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.