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Oklahoma tax dollars will pay for convicted child molester’s attorney fees

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OKLAHOMA — Oklahomans’ tax dollars will now pay for Matthew Durham‘s attorney’s fees if he is granted a new trial.

The Edmond missionary was convicted back in June. He was found guilty of 7 counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.

Durham is asking for a new trial.

A judge recently granted Durham’s request that the court pay for his high profile attorney, Stephen Jones, for the remainder of the case.

According to court documents, Durham’s family is no longer able to pay for his legal defense.

Durham will be sentenced in the next few months, unless the judge grants him a new trial.