A British man has been convicted of sexually abusing Kenyan children. FILE PHOTO
A British man has been convicted of committing sexual offences in Kenya.
A jury unanimously found Simon Harris, a 55-year-old former teacher, guilty of five sexual assaults, including against a victim as young as six, and two counts of indecent assault,
He was also found guilty of four counts of possessing indecent images of children but was acquitted of seven charges including rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.
Kenyan witnesses gave evidence via video link during the trial at a court in Birmingham.
The court heard that Harris "preyed" on Kenyan boys as young as six, but he denied luring the boys to his home using food, money and the promise of schooling,
Harris was arrested following media reports that he may have been involved in sexual offences when he was in the country running a charity in Gilgil.
He was arrested at his home in the UK in July 2013 following a joint operation of the West Mercia Police and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.Source Guardian newspaper.