DURHAM MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES
CONCORD, NH: Jeremiah Scott Murphy, of Durham, appeared in United States District Court today and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to producing, distributing and possessing child pornography in violation of federal law announced United States Attorney, John P. Kacavas.
The defendant was arrested in June of 2009 after an investigation by the FBI revealed that Murphy had been using the internet to send images of child pornography to an individual in California. Further investigation revealed numerous images of child pornography present on Murphy’s computer, including several sexually explicit photographs of a minor child that had been taken by Murphy. The defendant entered a plea of guilty to all three counts in March of this year.
Once released from prison, Murphy will be required to register as a sex offender wherever he lives or works and will be supervised by U.S. Probation for the rest of his life.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May, 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations. This prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon, the U.S. Attorney’s coordinator for Project Safe Childhood.