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Missouri Man Sentenced To 180 Months’ Imprisonment For Production Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James Tyler Murphy, age 25, of Amoret, Missouri, was sentenced on March 15, 2022, to 180 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 20 years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for production of child pornography.

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, in July 2021, Murphy entered a guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography.  Murphy produced pornographic videos of a 12-year-old York County child between April 3 and April 28, 2018.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Harrisburg Resident Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Christian Haugsby prosecuted the case. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

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Updated March 16, 2022

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