Escambia Man Sentenced To 40 Years On Child Exploitation Offenses

October 16, 2017

Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was sentenced today to 40 years in prison, after being convicted on June 14 of conspiracy, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography involving a minor under age 12.  As part of his sentence, Murphy will be required to register as a sex offender.  The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

During the trial, the jury reviewed three months of online communications between Murphy and a co-conspirator, including images and a video of the co-conspirator sexually assaulting a three-year old child.  These communications along with forensic evidence from Murphy’s cellular telephone, revealed he was attempting to gain personal access to the three-year-old for the same purpose.

U.S. Attorney Canova said: “Children’s lives are easily influenced by their early experiences, and they trust adults to keep them safe.  As such, it is especially horrific that this long-lasting harm was inflicted upon a vulnerable child.  My office and our law enforcement partners are committed to pursuing these child predators to protect our communities and to rescue defenseless children.”

HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero said: “HSI special agents will continue to investigate these crimes and ensure the criminals are brought to justice for preying on our kids.”

The case was 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg.


6 Responses to “Escambia Man Sentenced To 40 Years On Child Exploitation Offenses”

  1. RASHEED jACKSON on October 19th, 2017 9:19 am

    Tarrence, are you serious? Comparing police shootings to pleasuring you self with a three year old child. I don’t know of any police officers randomly shooting children for the fun of it. Yes most police shootings can be avoided. All the victim has to do is become compliant with the law enforcement officer. When individuals run, show aggression, and are non compliant, then the officers have a responsibility to control the situation. For you to even think this is comparable let’s me know you are no better than the individual in this article that committed this heinous crime against a totally defensive child. It seems as though you are defending this persons actions. I can only hope and pray you have spoken before thinking.

  2. Disgusted on October 17th, 2017 3:43 am

    I hope the other man involved with the 3-year-old was also arrested. Years ago things like this were swept under the rug, not talked about so no one was punished but the victim suffered alone. Many more need to be caught and punished.

  3. Sunny Jackson on October 17th, 2017 1:50 am

    Wow, just Wow.. I would have never thought you would do something like this. You always seemed caring and loving toward your children. They loved their Daddy so much, but to think you were into child pornography and sexual abusive on a baby never in a million years crossed my mind. I pray to God you never hurt one of them like that. I will be prayin for your children everyday.

  4. Melodies4us on October 16th, 2017 5:59 pm

    This is the goriest story ever. I don’t understand how someone would want to harm a precious 3 year old.

  5. Susan on October 16th, 2017 12:58 pm

    He deserves this and more!

  6. Tarrence Wright SR on October 16th, 2017 11:07 am

    Crazy this man gets 40 Years but cops killing people and gets a paid leave. The judicial system is crazy…

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