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Jury Convicts Milton Man of Online Child Exploitation Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was convicted today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola of all counts, which charged conspiracy, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography involving a minor under age 12. The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.


During the three-day trial, the jury reviewed three months of online communications between Murphy and a conspirator, including images and a video of sex acts involving a three-year-old, evidence linking the online activity to Murphy, and forensic evidence from his cellular telephone regarding sexually assaulting the three-year-old.


For the conspiracy and receipt charges, Murphy faces a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. For the possession charge, Murphy faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 31, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the United States Courthouse in Pensacola


The case is being investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department, the State Attorney’s Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg.


The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit


For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

Updated June 14, 2017

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