The news is out: [PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Gregory Dow, 60, of Lancaster, PA was arrested and charged by indictment with four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place. In a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse, U.S. Attorney McSwain discussed the charges in the Dow indictment and also highlighted broader efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to protect the residents of Lancaster County.
The indictment alleges that between on or about October 14, 2013, until on or about September 13, 2017, the defendant engaged in, and attempted to engage in, illicit sexual conduct with four different minor victims in Kenya. The defendant allegedly traveled from Lancaster County to Kenya in 2008 and started what came to be known as the Dow Family Children’s Home. He did so with the financial support of his church and other organizations. The defendant purported to be a Christian missionary who would care for these orphans, who called him “Dad.” But instead of being a father figure to them, he allegedly preyed on their youth and their vulnerability. The orphanage closed in September 2017, and the defendant now stands accused of sexually abusing at least four minor girls who lived there during that time.
Dow “used force and coercion to perpetrate the most heinous of crimes, preying on vulnerable children for his own sexual gratification,” prosecutors wrote.
There are also allegations of physical abuse “inflicted under the guise of strict discipline.”
Kenyan authorities told The Associated Press that two girls escaped from the orphanage in September 2017 and notified them of abuse allegations. An investigation identified more victims and allegations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, they said.
Dow and his wife, Mary Rose Dow, had fled by the time police arrived at the home three days later, Kenyan officials said.]
A good Christian man doing God’s work. Experience tells us that that is the kind of actions you should expect from a religious person.