On March 26, 2019 a complaint was filed against Matthew Murphy with sexual exploitation of a children for posing as a teenage girl using snapchat accounts to extort nude photographs of a minor child.
Information on court proceedings will be updated on this page as it becomes available to the public.
April 14, 2020- Sentencing scheduled for August 21, 2020 at 10:30 am in courtroom 8 at the John Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, MA before Judge Paul Barbadoro
January 23, 2020- Change of plea, Courtroom 8 John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA before Judge Paul Barbadoro
September 13, 2019- Pretrials motion hearing scheduled for 11:00 AM at Courtroom 16, John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA before Judge Paul Barbadoro
August 13, 2019- Arraignment occurred. The court has set a tentative trial date for October 1, 2019.
August 8, 2019- A indictment was returned charging the defenant with 5 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
March 26, 2019 - Murphy appeared in federal court in Boston and has been detained at this time.
If you have questions about the case, please call our Project Safe Childhood line and leave a message: 617-748-3274
You can also email your questions to our victim assistance team at: USAMA.VictimAssistance@usdoj.gov
If you would like assistance on how to talk to your child about this topic, please visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Education website: https://www.missingkids.org/education