Missouri man sentenced to 180 months in prison for producing child pornography | USAO-MDPA


HARRISBURG — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Intermediate District of Pennsylvania announced that James Tyler Murphy, 25, of Amoret, Missouri, was sentenced March 15, 2022 to 180 months in prison followed by 20 years in prison. supervised release by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for producing child pornography.

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, in July 2021 Murphy pleaded guilty to one count of producing 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 Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit child sexual abuse, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about the Safe Childhood Project, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information on Internet Safety Education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the “resources” tab.

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