Parker father guilty of 36 counts of possessing child pornography

John Arthur Murray, 36, was convicted May 10

Staff report
Posted 5/21/19

A Parker man was found guilty May 10 of 36 felonies related to possessing child pornography, according to a release sent from the 18th Judicial District.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Parker father guilty of 36 counts of possessing child pornography

John Arthur Murray, 36, was convicted May 10

Posted

A Parker man was found guilty May 10 of 36 felonies related to possessing child pornography, according to a release sent from the 18th Judicial District.

John Arthur Murray, 36, amassed more than 400 “images of interest,” according to the release, including 35 images depicting children previously identified as being victims of child pornography by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Murray was found guilty of 35 counts of sexual exploitation of a child/possession of materials, a Class 5 felony, and one count of sexual exploitation of a child/possession of 20-plus items, a Class 4 felony. He was convicted by a Douglas County jury. He has not been sentenced yet. 

Murray, a father of two young girls, had collected the images between September 2009 to November 2017, according to the release. His now-ex-wife discovered the images while trying to download family photos from his computer’s hard drive. She contacted Parker Police, who, in conjunction with Arapahoe County Computer Crime Lab, conducted the investigation.
The images were of girls between the ages of 13-15.

“For most men, becoming a dad creates an awareness of the innocence and vulnerability of all children and the solemn obligation to protect them. But not here. Murray invited hundreds of images of children being exploited into the house where his own children slept, and in so doing, he continued to fuel the demand for child pornography,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “Coloradans should know that our weak laws make this depravity punishable by as little as probation. Our communities deserve better, to ensure child-porn aficionados will be punished appropriately.”

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.